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Below you'll find information regarding the books we've published, release: Dec. 18th. For further inquiry, please contact Justin Lafazan at Justin@NGSummit.com.
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It was a regular Friday night, and the Lafazans were out for their weekly family dinner. Justin was set to fly to Las Vegas the following morning for a talk, and began to share an idea that was brewing in his head: writing a book about how young people can design the lives they want to live. Josh perked up, as Justin's concept resonated with him; having become New York State's youngest elected official in 2012, Josh believed that, with the right collection of experts, he as well could educate and inspire on his subject area of running for office. Josh quickly joined Justin in the writing process. A few weeks later, Aaron - who has always been years ahead of his time - wanted in on the action. "Who says a high schooler can't do it too?" After approaching Next Gen Publishing, their dreams became realities: the Lafazan Brothers would write and publish their books...together!
Political Gladiators: How Millennials can Persevere through the 21st Century Political Minefield and WIN! - joshua lafazan
Joshua Lafazan became one of the youngest elected officials in the history of New York State when at 18 years of age he was elected to the Syosset School Board of Education, receiving 82% of the vote in May of 2012. Joshua is currently a senior in the Cornell University ILR School. In 2012 Joshua was named to the Long Island Press's Power List of the 50 Most Influential People on Long Island, and was named by Red Alert Politics as one of their 30 Under 30 in their national list. In 2014, Joshua received the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Educators’ Voice Award for School Board Member of the Year.
It is often forgotten that America was founded by disruptive youth; four of our nation's Founding Fathers were in their 20s during the Constitutional Convention. Yet America has largely abandoned the inclusion of youth into the nation's most important policy conversations. Millennials, though the largest demographic in the United States, are the most underrepresented age group in government today. We are the most educated and the most diverse generation in American history, but our voices aren’t heard; with 75.3 million of us by the end of 2015, we’ve mustered a lousy 2% of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In his book Political Gladiators: How Millennials can Persevere through the 21st Century Political Minefield and WIN!, Joshua Lafazan aims to inspire millennials everywhere to seek elected office in their communities, and give young candidates the tools they need to be successful on Election Day.
What Wakes You Up? Designing Kick-Ass Lives Through Entrepreneurship - justin lafazan
TODAY'S YOUNG PEOPLE ARE INUNDATED WITH SOCIETAL PRESSURES TO FOLLOW THE 'PATH:' IT STARTS WITH SAT SCORES AND ENDS WITH A FLORIDIAN RETIREMENT - AND IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL. INSTEAD, YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TO DREAM BIG, AND IMAGINE THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION: HOW WOULD THINGS BE, IF LIFE WAS BETTER THAN SNOOZE? BY LEVERAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO DISRUPT THE STATUS QUO, YOUNG PEOPLE CAN ACHIEVE THE LEVEL OF SUCCESS THEY'RE LOOKING FOR, AND LIVE LIVES THAT ARE TRULY EXTRAORDINARY.
Featured in Forbes, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, and more, Justin Lafazan is an acclaimed entrepreneur, speaker, and consultant - all at the age of 19. The founder of Next Gen Ventures, Justin aims to help young people design the lives they want to live through entrepreneurship.
What Middle School Didn't Teach Me - aaron lafazan
At a time where the education of our youth might be our most critical concern, middle schools across the country are failing to produce ready and eager students for later education. Middle school is / should be a key component of education, as it both gives you the stepping stones you need to succeed later in life as well as provides you an opportunity to explore most fields of school to a smaller degree. However, Middle Schools are failing to accomplish this, and as such, more and more students are becoming unprepared to succeed in the world at large today. What Middle School Didn't Teach Me is a one-of-a-kind tell-all of a young students perspective on the education system, and how we need to change our education system for the betterment of the world at large.
At 15, Aaron is both authoring an education-reform based book as well as starting an event destined to change the way computer science is taught on the Eastern Seaboard, all the while managing his 4.0 GPA at Syosset High School.