Teen Symposium

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For more information contact Mandi Dornfeld, Youth Board Advisor/Teen Symposium Coordinator at United Way Fox Cities 1455 Midway Road Menasha, WI Direct telephone: 920-735-5460; EMail: Mandi.dornfeld@unitedwayfoxcities.org

It Was Awesome!

Teen Symposium 2017

"Be Somebody who Makes Everybody

Feel Like a Somebody"

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Another successful Teen Symposium! The 2017 youth leadership event, co-sponsored by United Way Fox Cities and the YMCA of the Fox Cities, focused on the theme "Be Somebody who Makes Everybody Feel Like a Somebody". 

289 freshmen students from 18 different schools and Youth Go participated in various leadership activities, listened to guest speakers and created a group action plan to make a difference in their own schools and communities.

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 In addition, 29 school advisors attended Teen Symposium to network and gain perspective from fellow staff members, sharing stories and improving their own leadership curriculum.

 

During lunch, students visited a resource/ volunteer fair and talked with 26 different nonprofit agencies to learn more about the resources available to those in need, as well as volunteer opportunities throughout the community.

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17 adult volunteers helped greet  the arriving schools and 52  student volunteers were also  present to help facilitate the  activities, which included a Service Project (new this year).  Participants wrote cards to be sent to hospitalized children, teens in foster care and for those in our military service through Operation Gratitude.