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Join Us at the 2018 Kids’ Chance of America Annual Meeting!

Hosted by Kids’ Chance of Michigan on May 3-5, 2018

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Kids’ Chance of Michigan cordially invites the entire Kids’ Chance community to join us on May 3-5, 2018, for the 2018 Kids’ Chance of America Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

  • The festivities will begin on Thursday evening with tours through the landmark GM Renaissance Center.
  • The KCOA Board Meeting and Council of State Organizations meetings will take place on Friday morning, the afternoon will feature focus groups and the Annual Meeting, and the day will culminate with the President’s Reception and Dinner.
  • Saturday will be devoted to Kids’ Chance College, which will offer a series of presentations and workshops designed to educate and empower participants with the tools to strengthen and grow their state organizations.
  • The final event of the Annual Meeting will be a cruise along the waterway of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River aboard the luxury yacht, The Infinity.

You do not want to miss this wonderful opportunity to obtain valuable information and build lasting connections with the volunteers in other Kids’ Chance organizations nation-wide!

Full Schedule

Thursday, May 3, 2018

5:30 – 7:30pm Registration Area Open
7:30 – 8:30pm Opening Activity – Tour of the GMRENCEN The tour will take visitors through the landmark GMRENCEN and will outline the rich history that General Motors shares with the city of Detroit.

Dinner on your own either before or after tour. There are many options in the Renaissance Center

Friday, May 4, 2018

Breakfast on your own
 8:00-9:30am Kids’ Chance of America Board Meeting
Kids’ Chance of America Board Members Only
 8:30-9:15am First Timers Breakfast
(for 1st time state organization Annual Meeting attendees)
9:30 – 11:30am Council of State Organizations
Council Delegates and Alternates Only
11:45 – 12:30pm Lunch Buffet – Keynote
Kids’ Chance Founder Bob Clyatt
12:30 – 1:15pm Discussion Session I

  • Tech Café (AV)
  • Inclusion in Support of Educational Opportunity with Tynetta Brown, Director of Community Impact
    United Way of Delaware
1:15 – 2:00pm Discussion Session II

  • Recognition/Tribute Programs with Vicki Burkhart, KCOA Executive Director
  • Maximizing Volunteer Opportunities with Cheryl Doucette, KCOA Membership Coordinator
2:00 – 4:00pm Kids’ Chance Annual Meeting
6:00- 7:00pm President’s Reception
Join Kids’ Chance of America President for light refreshments.
7:00pm Kids’ Chance Dinner
Plated dinner with Keynote Speaker David North, CEO, Sedgwick and Student Recipient Presentations

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kids’ Chance College, Sponsored by Coventry

8:00 – 8:45am Continental Breakfast and Keynote
Denise Daniel
Financial Aid Coordinator
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
9:00 – 10:45am Session I: Scholarship 101
Kim Stezala, Scholarship Consultant
10:45 – 11:00am  Break
11:00am – 12:15pm Session II: Strong Board, Strong Organization
Vicki Burkhart, President, The Burkhart Group
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch – Table Top Discussions
1:30 – 3:00pm Session III: Marketing 101 Workshop
Barb Robinette and Melanie Izzo, Coventry
Dana Genheimer and Katie Burkhart, KCOA Marketing
3:00pm Kids’ Chance College Concludes
6:30 – 10:00pm Dinner Cruise on The Infinity
The 2018 Annual Meeting will conclude with a cruise along the waterway of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River aboard the luxury yacht, The Infinity. Exceptional cuisine and drinks will be offered while attendees enjoy skyline views and inspiring music.


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