FCC Holding Free Inspirational Speaker Series for Teens and Young Adults


Frederick Community College is hosting a new monthly speaker series designed to encourage teens and young adults to set the bar high in their professional choices, finances, relationships, and life ambitions.

The Moving Mountains speaker series will feature exceptional professionals who share their stories and encourage teens to reach their potential. The series theme is get the most out of life, so life can get the most out of you.

“Most people can achieve more than they think in life,” said Mike Pritchard, Director of Special Projects and series organizer. “We want to convey that message to teens during their formative years. Most adults, given the opportunity to return to their teenaged years with the wisdom they know now, would approach life differently, so speakers will have the opportunity to share their successes, pitfalls, and life lessons.”

The speaker series is free and open to the public. Middle school, high school, and college students are encouraged to attend. The series will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, located in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

The six-part series runs October 2015 through April 2016 and will feature a half hour to 40-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. In this first year of the series, topics will include keys to succeeding in life, expecting and overcoming obstacles, believing in yourself, following your passion, and transitioning into your career.

Dates and speakers include Tony Checchia (Oct. 14), Charlie Smith (Nov. 11), Sherrie Johnson (Jan. 20), Julie Gaver (Feb. 3), Bob Viti (March 2), and Matthew Lesko (April 13).

For more information, contact Mike Pritchard at 301.846.2417.