3rd Annual Youth Summit 

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Milo-Grogran Recreation Center 862 E. 2nd Ave. Columbus, Ohio. The theme of this event is “Empowering emerging young leaders and creating solutions to Stop the Violence in our communities.”

At this summit, all attendees will engage in a lively opening session with special guest speakers and youth performers. The opening session will be hosted by opportunity youth leaders. 

After the opening session all youth will participate in two empowering workshops. All adults will be able to participate in a community session with a diverse panel of experts.

Throughout the event, vendor tables will be available for families to take advantage of the resources that are available in the community. There will be Free Food, Educational Resources, Employment Opportunities and a host of Community Speakers! This is an event for the entire family!

Civic Engagement: Opportunity Youth United 
Food sponsored: Red Door BBQ 

For Sponsor Opportunities and Vendor Space send an email to 

To register for this event: CLICK HERE 


 Horizons Summit

On June 13-14 in New Orleans, LA at New Orleans Marriott 

Mr. Terry Green will be presenting at a plenary session. During the session Terry will discuss how he have overcome challenges to become successful and how the training he have received has prepared him for the workplace and he views about the future.

For more information about the Horizons Summit: CLICK HERE




  24th National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at The Ohio State University

The topic of this session is Empowering Leadership and Innovation for Community Engagement and Social Justice.

During this lively session, participants will interact in a social diversity dialogue on innovative ways to bring the gap between college students and urban inner-city youth. The participants will learn best practices and new strategies on social diversity and social civic engagement.

To RSVP for this conference: CLICK HERE




CHJCF 1st Annual Youth Summit

On Monday March 19, 2018 Think Make Live will be presenting “Controlling your Destiny” perseverance workshop at the 1st Annual CHJCF Youth Summit. This event will be held at Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility at 4321 Green Road Highland Hills, Ohio 44128.

Over 60 justice-involved youth will engage in an empowering perseverance workshop. Mr. Terry Green will share his personal story of the challenges that he had to overcome with the justice system and how he took control of his destiny.

The youth will learn about the consequences from making bad decisions and how to persevere through their challenging circumstances. The youth will get tips on how to use their voice and their actions as an ultimate leader to control their destiny for a positive future.




CCRY Network 2018 Spring Meeting

On Wednesday March 28, 2018, Mr. Terry Green will be presenting at the Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth Network 2018 Spring Meeting hosted by CLASP held at FHI 360 at 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington D.C. 20009. This network meeting will consist of a learning community of stakeholders, state folks, employers, policy advocates and young adults.

During this presentation, Terry will be speaking on effective solutions to support justice-involved young adults in the workforce. He will explain effective management skills, employment sustainability and benefits for companies. He will also be sharing best practices and innovative tools to support HR staff and employers working with justice-involved young adults.

For more information about CCRY Network: CLICK HERE



7th Annual Restored Citizen Summit

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Mr. Terry Green will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Restored Citizen Summit at the Columbus State Community College Center for Workforce Development at 315 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43215 from 8:30 am til 3:00 pm.

Terry will be speaking on the theme of Building Pathways to Change. Terry’s speaking topic will be about strategies on successful reentry back to society and taking the necessary steps to align yourself with the pathways to change in order to reduce recidivism.

2017 Civic Engagement Forum

What is the 2017 Civic Engagement Forum?

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Think Make Live and Opportunity Youth United will be hosting the 2017 Civic Engagement Forum at Driving Park Community Rec Center 1100 Rhoads Ave Columbus, OH 43206 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Our mission is to empower opportunity youth through civic engagement discussions, social justice advocacy and embracing community diversity.


This civic engagement event will give voice to opportunity youth, ages 16-24, regarding policy solutions for violence, youth justice, and restorative justice. During the program, there will be opening youth speakers and youth presenters who will engage in a community civic engagement discussion. The goal is to allow the opportunity youth to share their personal stories and opinions on what is needed from family, community, and public officials for today’s youth to thrive.

Program Overview:

5:00 pm -5:40 pm -Registration and Networking

5:45 pm -6:30 pm -Welcome: Opening Speakers

6:30 pm -7:45 pm –Civic Engagement Discussion

7:50 pm -8:00 pm -Closing: Final Remarks


2017 OSU Common Book Buckeye Book Community 1st Year Success Session

Description:  Stevenson’s book raised a variety of questions about life in prison, capital punishment, and life after prison.  What do these issues look like in the state of Ohio? What opportunities do students have to deepen their understanding of the criminal justice system while at OSU?  Talk about these questions with professors teaching college courses in local prisons that are open to OSU students and graduates of those courses, including restored citizens.  Dr. Angela Bryant (Sociology) and Dr. Brenda Chaney (Sociology) have been teaching college courses for OSU students in local prisons for many years.  Dr. Shuster (Philosophy) will speak to the possibility of adding more of these options for OSU students.  Marshall Troxell and Brittany Lewis are current OSU students who have completed these courses.  Terry Green is an OSU alum and CEO and Founder of Think Make Live, a social enterprise initiative that seeks to disrupt barriers for underserved populations by empowering communities through leadership training, programs and seminars.

Theme:  Buckeye Book Community

Office sponsoring this session:  College of Arts and Sciences

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 

Room location: Townshend Hall room 255

Max capacity:  84

Student Audience:  all university students