Abducted at knife-point from her home in Salt Lake City and held captive for nine months, Elizabeth Smart faced unimaginable adversity. Her story is one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Now, 12 years later, Elizabeth will share her courageous story at Heritage school February 6th at 7 p.m.
Smart’s keynote address is part of the first annual ‘Heritage Heroes’ Fundraising Dinner. Her speech will not only tell her personal story, but also discuss topics such as overcoming adversity, the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing your past to dictate your life’s future. Smart knows that there is nothing more important than having hope in a difficult situation.
Before Smart’s keynote address, she will be visiting with Heritage School’s “This Girl” program. The “This Girl” program was developed to empower young women receiving treatment at Heritage and to help them recognize their self worth. Heritage has approximately 60 girls currently in the program and this year the participants of the program have chosen to focus on one topic per month. Each month will bring different speakers, workshops, and activities focusing on the chosen topics.
Elizabeth will speak February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Loveland Performing Arts Center at Heritage School, 5600 N. Heritage School Drive, Provo. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Heritage School’s therapeutic programs for at-risk youth. Tickets for the fundraising dinner and keynote address can be purchased online at www.heritagertc.org/elizabethsmart or by calling 801-226-4663.