Conference Speaker Biography
National Youth Action Council, National Campaign Against Youth Violence
Justin Newland (age 19) is a sophomore majoring in Agriculture Education, with a minor in Agriculture Business, at Coffeyville Community College. From rural Kansas, Mr. Newland joined Future Homemakers of America (FHA) in junior high school where his work emphasized family and community development. From FHA, he joined other state and national organizations and was a high school athlete, competing in football, basketball and track. He is currently an intern with the National Safety Council and serves as their youth representative to the National Organizations for Youth Safety.
Mr. Newland is a Member of the National Youth Action Council of the National Campaign Against Youth Violence. He wrote in his application to the National Youth Action Center, "We have been stereotyped as a violent generation, with no regard for human life. I think it is very important for today's youth to stand up and take a voice in issues that surround them."