An invitation for your school, organization or community to host a...Realizing Dreams:

YES! ...Youth Empowerment Summit

Where K to college students create personal Game Plans for successful futures

Realizing Dreams Plan Futures. Transform Lives.™

Increasing self-awareness and inspiring youth to ...




Connecting Schools, Families and Communities for Student Success

“My goal is provide a Transformational Experiential Engagement.” – Jim Cantoni 

  1. Open Communication.
  2. Move Talk to Action.
  3. Give Youth a Voice and Choice in their Lives.

The Realizing Dreams Youth Empowerment Summit (YES!) was created to collectively unlock student potential, increase confidence and focus, and to help students discover their intrinsic motivation to achieve and succeed in school, work, life and play.

Within 90 minutes, during a game-style of play, students will create a personal Game Plan to work toward a successful future.

  1. Talk, laugh, and learn about each other’s interests, hopes, goals and dreams.
  2. Reflect on and answer “The BIG Questions” in their own lives.
  3. Journal about their passion, identify their Top 5 Strengths, and create personal “Game Plans” where they powerfully express their thoughts and feelings about their successful futures.

For the capstone activity students will join in Mission: USA 2020. Students are, by this time, self-aware with a growth mindset to reach their potential. As participants, students will also receive the keepsake reflective action journal, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth: Self-Awareness Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset to keep themselves focused and motivated.

  1. Discover what unlocks or is holding your students back from reaching their potential.
  2. Gain insight how to systemically link to learning and help teachers, school counselors and principals:
    • Help students discover their intrinsic motivation – as early as elementary school
    • Increase student achievement and success with insight for college and career readiness
    • Improve school culture with social and emotional learning for health and well-being
  3. Learn how to synchronize the energy and experience of generations ands transform everyone’s lives by putting kids and adults on the same page.

In this highly interactive engagement you will learn how to create better connections, build trust and strengthen student-teacher-parent relationships. Everyone will learn how to personalize learning based on our young people’s interests, hopes, goals, and dreams for their future. Plus, how to uncover and help students overcome obstacles including any worries and fears to develop the “whole child /person”.

Know thyself. – Socrates

Jim Cantoni, Founder of Realizing Dreams, Author of 7 Steps for EMPOWERING YOUTH: Self-Awareness Developing GRIT and a Growth Mindset

Youth Empowerment Summit facilitated by Jim Cantoni,  Founder of Realizing Dreams

  • Creator of Teamwork and FamilyPlay™ a family discovery game made into a reflective action journal
  • Author of 7 Steps for EMPOWERING YOUTH: Self-Awareness Developing GRIT and a Growth Mindset 
  • and the forthcoming book with Brian Tracy, Cracking the Code to Student Success

Inspiring Parents as Partners in Learning

“The book, 7 Steps for Empowering Youth is a simple tool for youth, their parents or any “trusted” adult to work together to develop a plan, a mindset, and goals for the future.

At the Realizing Dreams Family Empowerment Seminar in East Hartford using the reflective action journal, “7 Steps for Empowering Youth”, youth were able to talk about and create personal game plans for their future dreams and goals with their parents. 

We were able to witness the active parent-child collaboration and communication that this book can stimulate. It has the ability to enhance and link learning to the educational achievement and success of their children.


Inspiring Youth to Dream, Believe and Achieve.

E to the second power power puts youth and adults on the same page, usually in minutes, not months. It is a Realizing Dreams leadership strategy and teaching formula for exponential achievement in school, work, health, life and play.

“Together, we can and will inspire potential, synchronize the energy and experience of generations and transform everyone’s lives.”

– Jim Cantoni

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