BTO Youth Forum 20202020-06-02T13:20:24-06:00


Thursday, May 28


7PM to 8PM


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2020 Beat the Odds Youth Forum

Exploring civic engagement and empowerment for young Texans

Due to COVID-19, this event is going virtual! While the format is changing, the mission remains the same: to unite and empower young Texans.

This is the second annual Beat the Odds (BTO) Youth Forum. This event will be a safe space for all people, but especially ages 14–30, to learn more about civic engagement and connect them with effective resources to make a significant and lasting difference in their communities.

Hear from various advocacy groups and changemakers, then get a chance to ask questions, gain insight and take action.

Free admission, so invite a friend! Registration is required.

Our Partners

Meet our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

Founding CEO, Do Good Work Educational Consulting LLC

Terrell Strayhorn will ignite, encourage, and challenge.

Dr. Strayhorn is an internationally recognized student-success scholar, highly acclaimed public speaker, and award-winning writer with more than 200 publications, including 10 books, to his credit.

Dr. Strayhorn has been on the faculty of many prestigious institutions of higher learning such as The Ohio State University and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is President/CEO of Do Good Work Consulting Group, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and a long-time friend of CDF. He’s been an invited speaker at national training for CDF Freedom Schools and shared last year at our BTO Youth Forum.

Dr. Strayhorn received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (UVA); Master’s degree in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and PhD in higher education from Virginia Tech.


Email our Youth Programs Coordinator!

Clarissa Webb:

Call the CDF-Texas office: 713-664-4080

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