Friday, October 20 - DoubleTree Billings
Join us in welcoming Levi Horn in a return visit as our closing keynote speaker at MCEL 2023. Levi was our highest-rated speaker at MCEL 2022 and brings a great message of youth empowerment inspired by his personal experience in overcoming odds and achieving success in college, the NFL, and beyond. Levi’s emphasis on empowering and supporting youth in pursuing excellence will give us just the right send-off at the end of MCEL 2023. We are excited to have him back in Montana and appreciate the support and leadership of MTSBA’s Indian School Board Caucus in making it happen.
An excerpt from Levi’s website provides a preview of his keynote:
I started my football career in high school and became an All-State tight end my senior year for Rogers High School in Spokane, WA. I received a scholarship to the University of Oregon. I was not ready for this first year of college and transferred to the University of Montana, where my mentors and coaches helped me attain All-American status by my senior year and my shot at the NFL.
We, as Native Americans, have always known words have power, and I spread hope through the power of positivity. I first shared when I was six years old that I wanted to play in the NFL and was laughed at. I look to empower our youth to set a dream and shoot for it. We must not perceive failure as a negative but a lesson learned in our journey.
Accolades- 2005-First Team All State Tight End, 2009-First Team Big Sky Left Tackle, 2009-Third Team All American Associated Press and The Sports Network, 2009-First Team All-American AFCA, 2009-University of Montana Paul Weskamp Award, 2011- Top 40 under 40 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Tribal Affiliations: Northern Cheyenne, Arikara, Blackfoot (Blood Tribe), Gros Ventre
You can read more at https://levihorn.com.