Annual youth conference that provides enrichment sessions and exposure to top educational, corporate and cultural leaders for up to 100 students.


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Event 6


Planned Date – Saturday, October 17, 2015


The enrichment program is a Full day program in which Pain Is Power Inc. will recruit top educational, corporate and cultural experts to interact, mentor and speak to up 100 middle school students.  The facilitators will host various sessions that  will provide the students with tools, tips and inspiration to exhibit great behavior and ethics and focus on their future success.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • BrandMe (Knowing more about yourself than you do about pop culture)
  • Doing the Right Thing—Choices Matter
  • F.U.T.U.R.E. Planning
  • Like A Boss – Entreprenuership 101 & why it’s important

The School will identify up to 100 students for this special program:  Building My Brand.  These students will attend each of the sessions over a 6 to 8 hour period.  Upon completion, Pain Is Power Inc. will hold a special “ceremony” to reward each of the students with certificates and a “gift” to be decided upon at a later time.  In order to participate in the ceremony and to receive the “gift” students must be in attendance for the full 8 hour session.

Participants – Up to 100 middle school students from John Marshall Middle School

Format – The program will be kicked off with a general session, and then will have breakout sessions for each

topic.  There will be lunch and a special activity or entertainment planned as well.

Planned/Tentative Featured Guests –

  • Cindy George – Houston Chronicle Reporter
  • Dr. Yolanda Romero – First Hispanic Woman to receive a PhD in History in Texas
  • Byron Lundy – Founder // Creative Director at iBrandMedia, L.L.C.
  • Hilary Pradia – Christian Hip Hop Artist
  • Thurlene Anderson – Child Development Director/Facilitator with experience in Mediation
  • Rivian Jones – Metro Police Officer
  • Ryan O. Harris – Dinner Lab – Community Manager (Media/Public Relations); Houston A&R/Live Events Coordinator for; Creative Consultant
  • Kay Hafford – Singer & Motivational Speaker;  Survivor of road rage shooting in North Houston


Your support in bringing “BrandMe” to life is critical.  The educational materials, activities, registration packets and processes and our ability to provide a safe environment and lunch to the students are dependent upon your help and participation!


The mission of Marshall Middle School is to provide an exemplary education to all students that will equip them with the skills and experiences necessary to graduate from high school and be college and career ready to pursue their life-long dreams.  The original name of this school was Northside Junior High School. It was renamed for John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Marshall Middle School was built in 1913.

Marshall is located on the northeast side of Houston at 1115 Noble.

Principal of Marshall for 5 years, Michael D. Harrison has a Bachelor’s in English from Morehouse College, MEd from University of St. Thomas, and an MBA from Rice University.