Young men learn to ‘be your own hero’ during biennial conference
Nevin Tilch, 17, makes a self-visualization board with the theme, hero, during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
By Nikolas Samuels
Friday, April 13th, 2018

Young men descended upon the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country to take part in the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018.

The event entailed a series of workshops that revolved around the theme, ‘Be Your Own Hero.”

Activities included a superhero traits workshop where students made self-visualization boards, a tai-chi workshop and much more.

“He is empowering them to realize small steps lead to big changes,” said master of ceremonies Cory Christensen while overseeing the tai chi workshop, which was lead by Grandmaster Palushaj.

Luke Prutsos, 14, laughs as he makes a self-visualization board with the theme, hero, during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 on Friday, April 13, 2018. The workshop allowed students to participate in art therapy. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
George M. Chavez III, 13, left, and Deka Dapp, 17, make self-visualization boards during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. The theme of the event this year was ‘Be Your Own Hero.’
Grandmaster Palushaj leads a tai chi workshop during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. The theme of the event was ‘Be Your Own Hero.’ Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left, assistant superintendent Mike Kuhlman, Sequoia School principal Brandi Davis, master of ceremonies Cory Christensen and keynote speaker Dan Broyles pose for a picture during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

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Nevin Tilch, 17, makes a self-visualization board with the theme, hero, during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Young men learn to ‘be your own hero’ during biennial conference

Young men descended upon the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country to take part in the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018.

The event entailed a series of workshops that revolved around the theme, ‘Be Your Own Hero.”

Activities included a superhero traits workshop where students made self-visualization boards, a tai-chi workshop and much more.

“He is empowering them to realize small steps lead to big changes,” said master of ceremonies Cory Christensen while overseeing the tai chi workshop, which was lead by Grandmaster Palushaj.

Luke Prutsos, 14, laughs as he makes a self-visualization board with the theme, hero, during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 on Friday, April 13, 2018. The workshop allowed students to participate in art therapy. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
George M. Chavez III, 13, left, and Deka Dapp, 17, make self-visualization boards during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. The theme of the event this year was ‘Be Your Own Hero.’
Grandmaster Palushaj leads a tai chi workshop during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. The theme of the event was ‘Be Your Own Hero.’ Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
From left, assistant superintendent Mike Kuhlman, Sequoia School principal Brandi Davis, master of ceremonies Cory Christensen and keynote speaker Dan Broyles pose for a picture during the Sequoia’s Biennial Young Men’s Conference 2018 at the Child & Family Center in Canyon Country on Friday, April 13, 2018. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal