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2nd Good Neighbors, Strong Community event

The 2nd Good Neighbors, Strong Community event was Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Ray-Pec High School.

Christi Feagins and AJ Crabill

Keynote speaker: AJ Crabill

Ray-Pec parent Christi Feagins is on stage with during AJ Crabill's presentation at the Nov. 17, 2018 Good Neighbors event. Crabill is the Texas Education Agency's Deputy Commissioner for Governance. Crabill has provided training to school districts nationwide to help refocus school board members on the core mission of improving student outcomes. Additionally, Crabill has worked with municipalities, school districts, and schools across the country to implement peer-led mediation and restorative discipline practices. This was his second time to speak at the Good Neighbors, Strong Community event.

Josh Shipp Call your Shot

Keynote speaker: Josh Shipp

During the Nov. 17, 2018, Good Neighbors, Strong Community event, Josh Shipp encourages adults to make connections with kids by "calling your shot" and "following through." A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker.

“Every kid is ONE caring adult away from being a success story.”
-Josh Shipp

Schedule for Nov. 17, 2018:

9-10 a.m.One Caring Adult - Josh Shipp
10:10-11:05 a.m.Breakouts
11:15 a.m. -12:20 p.m.Lunch Break/Resource Fair
12:30-1:25 p.m.Breakouts
1:30-2:25 p.m.Breakouts
2:30-3:30 p.m.  Appreciating Differences - AJ Crabill


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At left: Dayton Moore, general manager of the Kansas City Royals, spoke at the Feb. 10, 2018, event on leadership and building a championship team.

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A.J. Crabill, deputy commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, speaks at the Feb. 10, 2018, Good Neighbors, Strong Community conference.

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Dayton Moore, general manager for the Kansas City Royals, and Congresswoman Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-MO 4th District). (Feb. 10, 2018)

Good Neighbors, Strong Community

The first Good Neighbors, Strong Community event was Feb. 10, 2018, at Ray-Pec High School. Speakers and break-out sessions included topics related to family support, mental health, safety, healthy relationships, and bully and suicide prevention. 

Featured speakers were:

  • Dayton Moore, general manager, Kansas City Royals
  • Dr. Chris Habben, president, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Carey Casey with the National Center for Fathering
  • AJ Crabill, deputy commissioner, Texas Education Agency