Workforce development and education expert Heather Beaven illustrates how bullying affects future economy.

Heather Beaven to speak at Clemson about bullying issues

Flagler Beach, FL, 01/28/2015 –  Clemson University has invited Heather Beaven, CEO of The Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates (The Foundation), to present at the annual At-Risk Youth National Forum. Beaven’s presentation is entitled “Isolation, Exclusion and Bullying in Schools is a Workforce Development Concern.”

The At-Risk Youth National Forum is an annual event designed to enhance the leadership skills of all adults who are seeking to strengthen interventions among school, community, and families, especially to assist those in at-risk situations. The forum will be held Sunday, February 15, 2015, through Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“We don’t always recognize that for many students, feeling unwanted in school is enough to make a person shrink into the background with fear or stay away from school entirely. This creates a ripple effect because colleges and employers want individuals who stand out — not people who blend in,” Beaven said.

The Foundation operates Students United with Parents and Educators to Resolve Bullying (SUPERB) throughout Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Education and private donors, including AT&T and Mobile Modular, Inc. Beaven is regarded as a school-to-career and workforce development expert. She built The Foundation, a Florida-based 501c3 not-for-profit, to help students navigate the challenging waters between childhood and adulthood. “Our work environments constantly evolve, but the path to success is constant, and you must have a plan for the next chapter of your life if you want to maximize your future. We help our students build their plans and recognize opportunities before their doors close,” said Beaven.

As a veteran of the Armed Forces and wife of a current enlisted soldier, Beaven was recently nominated for “Military Spouse of the Year” for her work with military-dependent children. The Military Spouse of the Year award recognizes military spouses’ important contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community and our country, and is sponsored by Armed Services Insurance and Military Spouse Magazine.


Heather Beaven is a social entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, author and media personality, as well as the CEO of the non-profit organization, The Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates. Beaven believes preparing young people for jobs is how we grow the economy and improve life for all Americans. Learn more at and

Heather Beaven

Heather Beaven is the CEO of The Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida's Graduates, which operates Jobs for Florida's Graduates, VOiCE, Girls Get I.T. and SUPERB.

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