CBS Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts to Speak at LaGuardia Community College’s Student Leadership Conference on November 7

November 2, 2009–On November 7, Byron Pitts, CBS Chief National Correspondent and author of Step Out on Nothing, will tell of his journey to success at LaGuardia Community College’s Student Leadership Conference. The students will learn about the struggles Mr. Pitts faced as a child and young adult. He was a non-reader until he was 12 and a stutterer up until the age of 20.

But despite these challenges and the shame, isolation and anger that he experienced, Mr. Pitts, in his inspiring talk, will assure students that no obstacle is insurmountable and all things are possible.

You are invited to hear Mr. Pitts speak at the Student Leadership Conference, which is entitled “Celebrate Achievement: Journey to Success.” A book signing and workshops are also scheduled.

WHAT: A Student Leadership Conference, “ Celebrating Achievement: Journey to Success,” featuring keynote speaker Byron Pitts

WHEN: Saturday, November 7
9.00 a.m. welcome
10:00 – 1 p.m. workshops
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. lunch and keynote
2:15 – 4 p.m. book signing and raffle

WHERE: LaGuardia Community College, Room E-Atrium, Poolside Café and E-242
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101