Bring ELITE to your School

All Youth Outreach presentations are age appropriate, with messages for schools as well as community and civic organizations. To date, the message of HOPE through the Youth Outreach Department has been delivered nationwide to more than 500,000 people. To find out fees and schedule a program for your school, contact our office at 589-5923 or estarks@peoriaparks.org.

Knowledge is POWER. This is one of the many motivational messages Carl Cannon presents to students during his presentations given at schools all across the Midwest. Knowledge is power and it should never be taken for granted. Carl shares his life testimony that depicts himself as a young man who did not take advantage of the educational opportunities heĀ  had. In his presentation, he demonstrates the difference education can make by sharing his experiences of leaving college, joining the military and later becoming an honored Correctional Officer at a prison–all these experiences being what lead him to high school auditoriums and classrooms today to show students how to get from the classroom to the boardroom, not a jail cell.

Carl’s presentations are an amazing source of encouragement–and at times a wake-up call for wayward students. Whether your school is inner-city, suburban or rural–the ELITE message is valuable for all students.

If you would like Carl and his ELITE team to visit your school, contact our office today at (309) 589-5923 OR email him, ccannon@peoriaparks.org

Book an ELITE Presentation for Your Event!

If you are interested in booking an ELITE presentation for your conference, meeting or other event, please contact the ELITE office.

Main Office Line: 309-589-5923
Email: eliteyp@peoriaparks.org

ELITE Youth Program
Peoria Park District Youth Outreach & Intervention Division
600 N.E. Water Street
Peoria, IL 61603

The Peoria Park District's ELITE Youth Outreach program takes at risk youth through a powerful and wonderfully life-transforming program.