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Youth Leadership Conference: Discovering the Leader Within You

Youth Leadership Conference
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District 1 Police Station

Have you always wanted to take charge of a fundraiser or committee at your school but weren’t sure how to get started?  Is there a need in your community that you really want to assist with?  Come and learn how you can get started in leadership right now.  There’s a leader within you—discover how to bring it out! 

On Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., University of Illinois Extension will be hosting a youth leadership conference at the District 1 Police Station located at 1045 W. State Street, Rockford, Illinois. 

This conference is open to all youth in the surrounding area.  Learn and engage with a variety of local adult and youth leaders in Winnebago County.  The conference is sponsored by a memorial in the name of University of Illinois Extension's former employee, Tom Schingoethe.  Many of you may remember Tom as the county director of the Winnebago County office and when he became the Associate Director of the Northwest Region that would finish out his 40-year career with extension.

A pizza lunch will be served.  

“Youth are going to come away with a lot of information on what inspires someone to get into leadership and to help their community, as well as learning from their peers on how to get started in leadership”, stated Kelly Lafferty, 4-H Youth Development Educator for University of Illinois Extension-Unit 1.  “Youth will be engaged and will learn from all sorts of leaders with different leadership skills—it’s really going to be a fun conference.”

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