Stu Saunders attended college for broadcasting and mass media. He received an honourary PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Mary and was awarded the Leader of Distinction award in 2005.
Stu is the director and owner of Youth Leadership Camps Canada, a leadership development summer camp program that has worked with more then 3000 youth from 18 different countries.
Stu is the owner and founder of the YLCC Leadership Training Centre. A 45-acre facility on the shores of Lake Simcoe, established in 2004. Since then, the centre has become the fastest growing outdoor education and leadership facility in Ontario. This past fall over 1,500 youth experienced programs at the Training Centre.
Stu created and was the editor of Canada’s only national secondary school student leadership publication. The Canadian Spirit was produced and delivered 10 times per year to every high school in Canada for seven years.
Stu launched and was founder of the largest youth web portal in Canada. OP4.com grew in 8 months from an idea to a fully interactive website that was worth over $20 million and had over 100,000 youth world-wide as members.
Stu has spoken to over two million people in over 40 US states, every Canadian province, and the Yukon Territory. He has spoken at every provincial student leadership province in Canada more than once. He has also participated in over 25 state students’ council conventions and both the US and Canadian National Student Leadership Conference.
Stu is the only Canadian speaker who has been asked to be part of the awarding winning Teen Power book series.
Stu is committed to the youth that he works with. He is straight forward and has no hidden costs or fees.