LIFE Courses, Inc. is placing the finishing touches on all planning for the Annual Middle School Youth Education Conference (YEC). The event is taking place on Saturday, March 7th from 9am-4pm at UC Berkeley - Clark Kerr Campus. We have almost reached capacity. If you have not yet registered, we encourage you to do so asap. Admission is Free. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Here is a partial list of they dynamic facilitators that we have secured to conduct the student sessions. 

Candice Kelly Casey, M.B.A. 

Candice is a Marketing Professional, Entrepreneur, Hotelier, Senior Advocate, and Member of Oakland's Alpha Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is the founder of CADEN Marketing, LLC and Co-founder of Great Lakes Personal Care Services LLC.   Candice received a Bachelor's of Science Degree from SyracuseUniversity and a Master's of Business Administration Degree from DePaulUniversity.


Kevin L. Nichols, KLN Consulting Group™
Kevin is a litigation, diversity, and social media marketing consultant that works on local, state, and federal elections as a campaign manager, field organizer, fundraiser, & social media strategist.  He gained much of his experience as he worked in many capacities at the law firms of Morrison & Foerster, Paul Hastings, and Holland & Knight.  Currently, he is the Executive Director of the African American Wellness Project.


Natisa Dill, RN, MSN, MBA 

Natisa is currently the Special Procedures Center Service Manager, at Kaiser Permanente, in Martinez, CA. She has been collaborating with executive leadership, for the past 7 years, in the strategic planning and execution of the Kaiser Permanente Brand. Ensuring all Kaiser members "Thrive."


Additionally, we have confirmed our speaker for the Parents' Know Your Rights session.  

DeWitt Lacy, Attorney at Law

DeWitt Lacy is an attorney with The Law Offices of John L. Burris who has been practicing since 2008 in the area of civil rights. He has tried several cases in Federal and State Court, and was lead counsel in numerous cases that resolved before trial. Before joining The Law Offices of John L. Burris, he had his own practice in San Francisco.

We look forward to your attendance and participation in the Youth Education Conference. Please pass this information on to your family, friends and/or colleagues. (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

The LIFE Team

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Additional YEC 2015 Presenters

Nicole Anderson: Diversity and Equal Access Executive for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). Mrs Anderson is also a former elementary and high school Principal in the Vallejo City Unified School District.

Wayne Sutton: 
is a serial entrepreneur and general partner at is dedicated to growing global innovations by bringing innovators together from an array of backgrounds and experience

We are expecting this to be a great event!!!
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Student Sessions:

Each year, LIFE secures volunteers from various Business and Education professions to lead the Finance, Marketing and overall Entrepreneurial components of the YEC.  These facilitators have created a healthy competition among themselves to guide the student presentations which take place towards the end of the day. This year, Wayne Sutton will be providing the motivating message to inspire students to put their best foot forward to win a LIFE scholarship.  
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Parent Sessions:

The YEC's Parent sessions are designed to empower parents with information and resources to improve their child's academic experience. Parent's will leave the YEC better prepared to advocate for their children. Additionally, we are offering a "Know Your Rights" workshop for the parents to discuss various community issues associated with citizen's interaction with law enforcement.
LIFE's Purpose

LIFE Courses, Inc. was founded to address the critical needs faced by middle school students and to assist them during their transition from elementary school to high school. Studies have shown that a young person's performance in the middle school grades (6th-9th) often times determine their long term academic success or failure. To put it bluntly, those that fail at middle school, have the highest probability of permanently dropping off of the educational grid. We offer programs and activities that supplement student's education with real world experiences that enrich the overall educational process and improve their chances of academic and professional success. We are "A Practical Approach To Education". 


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