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BUILDING STRONG TEENS


Building Strong Communities

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BUILDING STRONG TEENS


Building Strong Communities

 

OUR MISSION

At TeenMAX Leadership Camps we recognize that all teens desire success, and given the right environment, opportunity and encouragement, we know that teens will work hard for success. We foster a caring and creative environment while emphasizing the social, emotional, physical, and academic development of each teen in our camp. It is our role to improve the life skills needed for success in secondary school, post-secondary school and most importantly, in life. We believe that by establishing a strong set of personal values, each teen involved in TeenMAX Leadership Camps will act with focus, thoughtfulness, respect and humanity towards themselves and others.

 
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The Challenge


The Challenge


The challenges that face today's teens are vast and most can be linked to low self-esteem and self-defeating self talk. Often times low-self esteem accompanies a period of transition such as moving from one stage of education to the next, but can also be attributed to physical appearance, lack of social stability (strong family unit), and rejection of peers. Statistics serve as reminders of the importance of protecting the resources held within our teen population.

Read the Statistics Here.

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Our Success


We take pride in our work and the results have shown TeenMAX Leadership Camps are making a difference!

Our Success


We take pride in our work and the results have shown TeenMAX Leadership Camps are making a difference!

Here's what our teens and parents are saying about TeenMAX Leadership Camps!

You've captured my son's attention and that doesn't happen often.  – TeenMax Parent
I will use the 7 Habits to solve problems. I will start with my family  – TeenMax Teen
I liked how we learned different forms of exercise.  – TeenMax Teen
I wish that the camp was two weeks long, instead of one.  – TeenMax Teen
I will try to renew my energy more and understand others better. I will first try to do this with my family.  – TeenMax Teen
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MEET THE TEAM


MEET THE TEAM


LAURA GIANCARLO

Founder & Facilitator

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Laura brings over 27 years of teaching experience to TeenMax Leadership Camps and is our primary facilitator. Born and raised in the Tampa area, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Health Education. She has taught middle school in central Florida since 1989. Through studying the needs of teens throughout her career as a middle school teacher, she has effectively used creative strategies to assist her students in becoming stronger academically and socially. Though she teaches science she has even managed to slip positive aspects of maintaining strong physical health into her classroom. Laura has made it her mission to help teens learn how to "plug into" life! At fifteen years of age, Laura began her teaching career when she started instructing younger students at the hall where she trained in gymnastics. She also holds black belts in several martial arts and has earned the rank of "Shidoshi" in the art of Bujinkan Ninjutsu. Laura traveled with her husband John to Japan in 2015 to train with the Grandmaster of the Bujinkan NInjutsu system.

 

JOHN GIANCARLO

Facilitator

John is a former public school teacher with many years serving in the public school system as well as many years of teaching self-protection in the private sector. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education. John also holds the rank of black belt in several martial arts and is currently training to earn the rank of "Shidoshi" in Bujinkan Ninjutsu. John facilitates our "anti-bullying" curriculum as well as our "wellness" curriculum. A licensed massage therapist and trained acupressurist, John is the President and Founder of Kaji Harmonizing Therapies located in Pebble Creek, Florida.

 
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TRISH BUZZONE

Facilitator

Trish Buzzone is an Independent Certified Speaker, Teacher, Coach and Founding Partner with the John Maxwell Team. She has been facilitating Executive Round Table Meetings and Mastermind Groups since the early 90’s. She has traveled the country since 2006 as a business consultant – having conversations about personal leadership development with people from all walks of life. Trish joined John Maxwell’s international team in 2011.

Trish works with local leaders and business owners to help grow their business from their inside operations to outside sales. Her approach is consultative and collaborative. Trish is a leadership mentor and accountability coach honing her gifts since 1995.

Trish’s purpose in life is to inspire people to effective action toward the fulfillment of their purpose.