KNOW YOUR IMPACT!  TODAY IS FULL OF POSSIBILITIES.  The 2019 Rebuilding for Learning Summit will feature a compelling meld of state and local speakers As in year’s past, breakfast and lunch will be provided. Join us starting at 7:30 for a light breakfast, coffee, and socializing. The welcome will begin at 8:00 am. Breakout sessions this year focus around the endless possibilities available in our community that make an impact in the lives of students and families in La Crosse.

***Don’t forget to register for the three keynotes and lunch.  
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Coach Rob! (James Robertson)

Sports Mentorship Academy
National Program Director
James Robertson, also known as Coach Rob, is a dynamic presenter, who effectively uses his 20+ years’ experience as a trainer, coach, and facilitator to engage others in thoughtful and meaningful discussions about cultural awareness, and other issues pertaining to social justice.   Coach has delivered and developed workshops and presentation for a number of organizations such as The Mayo Clinic, The University of Minnesota-Rochester, The Ronald McDonald House, La Crosse County Social Service and Evergreen Youth and Family Services.  He also serves as a diversity consultant for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other academic institutions and has used his experience as a part of Rochester Public School’s Strategic Planning Committee.
Being raised on the streets of Washington, D.C., Coach has developed a passion for helping people discover their purpose and navigate change and is especially committed to seeing this happen for today’s younger generation. As a result of his experience and expertise in youth development, he copyrighted multiple social learning programs, designed for students with “untapped potential” otherwise known as students at-risk. Coach is committed to learning and has degrees in Counseling Psychology, Biblical Studies and Theology, and is a licensed Social Worker. His Masters’ work includes study in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is a 10-year veteran, of the U.S. Army, and has served as the education director with the Diversity Council of Rochester, MN. He currently works as national program director for a non-profit organization called Sports Mentorship Academy and owns a non-profit and consulting firm that focuses on life coaching, purpose development and consulting.
Coach Rob lives in Rochester, Minnesota with his wife Gina, for 15 years and they have 9 children and five grandchildren. His favorite quote taken from Albert Einstein says: “Everyone’s a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” And as always Coach’s goal is to: “Educate the mind! Stir the heart! Motivate the will!”