Port Chester, NY – June 13, 2016 – Youth Voices Center’s Founder and Executive Director, Michael Arterberry, will be delivering the Keynote speech for Port Chester High School (One Tamarack Road, Port Chester, NY 10573) on June 24, 2016 at 6:30 P.M.
Youth Voices Center, Inc. is a Westchester based charity that has served over 8,000 teens since its inception in 2008. Michael Arterberry created YVC’s signature program, Power of Peace, a youth development initiative that enables young people to become skilled at conflict resolution so that their schools and communities are safer. Through the experiential workshops, YVC is committed to helping lower the rate of violent incidents among youth, reduce truancy, and improve on-time graduation rates while teaching teens to become active, productive members of society. Workshops are focused on developing leadership, teamwork, collaboration, decision-making, respect for others and self and diversity.
Michael has been working with Port Chester students in several capacities since 2001 including counselor and assistant coach of various sports teams. He is proud to have such a long history with the Port Chester Community and honored to be selected as the Commencement Keynote Speaker.
Michael is an Iona College Social Work Graduate Class of 1991.
About Youth Voices Center, Inc.
Established in 2008, Youth Voices Center, Inc. (YVC) is dedicated to promoting positive youth development among adolescents, ages 12-18, through its Power of Peace program offered in schools, community centers, and youth groups. The Power of Peace program is a conflict resolution initiative focused on developing leadership, teamwork, collaboration, decision-making, respect for others and self, and cultural awareness.
About Port Chester High School
“Port Chester High School is an institution that students and staff are proud to call home. A culturally diverse student body is one of our greatest strengths, and together, we look to build on the school’s legacy and rich traditions.
A dynamic administrative team leads a school community that is focused on teaching and learning. Students are supported by professionals who value the importance of academic achievement and are dedicated to ensuring that students receive the highest quality education possible. Everyone here feels part of a team whose mission it is to help students do their best by creating a positive atmosphere that permits students to learn and teachers to teach.” Mitchell A. Combs, Ph.D. – Principal