Youth Empowerment for Buckeye

A business friend of mine Julie Sullivan with Dominion Real Estate Partners started Tomorrow’s Winners a youth empowerment program 5 years ago. She invited me to tell my story on how I became an architect at this event today at Buckeye High School.


Heith Reade

Heith Reade with BMO Harris Bank spoke first.  All the girls loved his organized and confident message.  He had a power point and he connected well with the young women.


Lydia Evanson

Next up was Lydia Evanson with LME Creative Human Resources.  The cool thing about her presentation is how she invited the students to come up to the stage and do a career shout out.  Lydia and Heith are both business friends from the Buckeye Valley Chamber and The Rotary Club of Buckeye.

I was the last speaker today.  I felt really relaxed with the huge power point behind me. Forget the need for a laser pointer. I just pointed with my arm.  I was impressed with the questions they asked at the end.  Most of the questions were regarding why I chose architecture and some of the challenges along the way.  I had about 10 questions! A record for me.  I have the privilege of speaking again to Youngker High School in Buckeye tomorrow.

A special thanks to Julie Sullivan for giving me this great opportunity and Pat Rovey of the Buckeye Women’s Club for saying those nice things about the cook book cover I designed.

Lara Serbin

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