Build a stronger community with us on May 11

a photo of Nathan Harmon standing on a stage. Text reads "Building Stronger Connections" a Monticello community event with Nathan Harmon The Monticello Central School District will host a Parent and Community Night on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the A.P. Hughs auditorium at the Monticello High School. This free event is open to the entire community. Nathan Harmon, founder of Your Life Speaks will deliver a keynote and Q&A session focusing on building stronger connections.

The event will follow a day of programming at the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School, where seventh and eighth-grade students will hear two keynote speakers, and participate in small group sessions. The evening event will reinforce the messages that students receive during the day.  

This programming is made possible through the district’s School Violence Prevention grant. Learn more.

About Nathan Harmon:

Nathan Harmon is an international speaker and the founder of Your Life Speaks. Nathan speaks at universities, public & private schools, conferences, retreats, and many other venues. He has been recognized as the Top Booked School Speaker of 2017-2022 & currently is on pace to speak in 100+ schools in 2021-2022. Nathan’s desire is to see every person recognize their potential, realize they are more than their current and difficult past. His energetic and powerful messages resonate with all age groups. Nathan is beyond passionate about people and encourages lifelong change. He talks about making good choices, leadership, accountability, transparency, working hard, valuing people. Nathan presses in on discovering your “why” & taking ownership of your life, which are key ingredients to have a healthy and successful future. Nathan struggled in his middle – high school years and made some really bad decisions with drugs and alcohol. Nathan just celebrated his “13th” year of sobriety this July. Nathan has been the leading voice on substance use, vaping, bullying, mental health, & suicide. Nathan’s keynotes aid in building bridges through community, discussing your struggles with a trusted adult, that conversations matter and asking for help is the first step to breaking barriers surrounding mental health. In 2019, Nathan was asked to be the leading voice in a raw and intimate global documentary called Connected the Dots. This heart-felt poignant documentary showcases stories of lived experiences of youth from a global perspective. Nathan has also been a guest on various radio, tv and social media outlets, interviewed for numerous magazines and newspaper articles He travels from coast to coast with his wife and two children.