Summer Spark 2016 has ended
Welcome to Summer Spark 2016!  We hope you have an incredible two days of innovating, collaborating, and connectating!  The collaborative notes and presenter materials will be available at http://bit.ly/USMSparkNotes16. Let us know if we can help you in any way.  Enjoy!
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Matt Nink

Global Youth Leadership Institute
Executive Director and Chief Innovation Offier
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Matt has been the Executive Director of Global Youth Leadership Institute since the organization spun off from ISACS in Chicago in 2005. He also has fifteen years of experience as an award winning English teacher and administrator at three high schools in Wisconsin, USA.Among his achievements, Matt has developed and improved many dynamic programs for students and teachers in the areas of student and teacher leadership, global education, teacher training, student discipline, and youth empowerment. He has created engaging curriculum and measurement tools that have received national attention and focus on GYLI’s four pillars: collaborative leadership, multi-cultural identity, religious pluralism and environmental sustainability. He has conducted successful student and faculty workshops at k-12 schools and universities throughout the USA, as well as in Costa Rica, Panama, India, and Nigeria, and the Dominican Republic. Matt has guided GYLI from its beginnings with small groups of students in the US, to working with more than 500 participants every year from around the world. He models the collaboration that GYLI preaches, and this has allowed GYLI to work for the US State Department, World Learning, and other international organizations. Matt has presented widely at conferences and teacher professional development programs. In addition to his educational work, Matt has volunteered widely in the Milwaukee community, through the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Succeeds city-wide education effort, and St Sebastian Church. Matt is currently a board member of Pius XI Catholic High School in Milwaukee. He also serves on the Wisconsin State Advisory Board for the US Global Leadership Coalition.