Impacting Youth. Changing Lives.

“Call it a phenomenon. That is exactly what it was. Something happened to the student body which made a great difference. It was public speaker, Laurie Stewart.” — Pam Merritt, Hernando High School, Mississippi

About Us

A heart and passion for young people

Since 1984, we have been committed to developing confident, respectful leaders who powerfully and positively impact their world.

  • Keynotes and workshops for conventions, and more
  • In-depth student council and student leadership training
  • Youth and community leadership conferences
  • Interactive student assemblies
  • Staff development programs and parent talks
  • Brainstorming and discussion sessions
  • School / community climate consultations and programs
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Our Programs

A Heart and Passion for Young People

Making It Cool To Be Kind! #MIC2BK

A comprehensive School/Community Climate Improvement Program

This program is different from any you’ve ever experienced! Unlike one-day programs that create short-term excitement and change, this student-led, strength-based, staff-supported, countywide program takes place over the course of up to 18 months. You’ll watch as your students empower each other to:

  • Respect classmates, parents, and teachers online and in person
  • Increase learning ability and emotional intelligence
  • Reduce conflict
  • Eliminate racial tension
  • Decrease discipline problems and choose right behavior
  • Create sustainable and systemic long-term change



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Igniting Our Passion To Serve!

Promotes Emotional/Mental Well-Being

Through interactive activities, music, and discussion, this fast-paced, exciting seminar will empower your staff members to:

  • Implement solutions to overcoming stress
  • Clarify their purpose
  • Focus on gratitude and appreciation
  • Demonstrate the essence of life is right relationships
  • Improve staff climate and create a more unified culture
  • Bring more joy, humor, and fun to their daily work routine!
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Multiple Conference Keynotes In One Presenter

Confidence, Leadership, Respect, and School Cohesiveness

Contact L.A. Stewart Presentations to organize your entire conference! Laurie Stewart is equipped to handle all your conference keynotes and can customize our programs to meet your organization’s needs, saving you the expense of hiring multiple presenters.

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The Connect Effect Conference

Plugging the Energy of Youth into the Needs of Community

This new life-changing conference empowers teens to learn leadership skills, make viable connections with community leaders, and then immediately put these skills and connections to use serving others. Your entire community will be impacted as teens directly partner with community-based organizations to develop and implement service projects.

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Bringing MIC2BK Home

Helping Parents Make It Cool To Be Kind at school and at home

Invite your parents to this evening session that equips them to participate in the positive school climate changes taking place in your school. They’ll learn specific strategies to develop respectful teens. Session includes:

  • Casting the overall vision for your school/community climate improvement program
  • Understanding different temperaments
  • Replacing unconstructive criticism with life-changing encouragement
  • Enhancing the family unit
  • Content based on your needs


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See what others are saying about us!

Dale L. Moore, Ed.D.

Principal / CTE Director / CEPD Director
Lapeer County Ed-Tech Center, Attica, MI

I have worked with Laurie five times during my career. In each case I have seen her change participants' lives through her moving and thought-provoking messages. Laurie certainly speaks to their hearts! She reinforces how we need to work with…

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Danielle Yanssens

Program Developer for Continuous Improvement
Back On Track Education

Laurie Stewart's "Igniting Our Passion To Serve" presentation was exactly what our staff needed. As an educational company servicing at-risk students, our teachers, success coaches, and advocates deal with difficult situations on a daily basis. Our success stories are precious,…

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Teresa Belote

St. Joseph Intermediate School District, St. Joseph, Michigan, previously at Bronson Community Schools, Bronson, Michigan

Laurie Stewart is amazing! Students and community members across our district have reached out to me to talk about the impact her work has had on their lives. She approached climate and culture issues from a strength based perspective. Our…

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