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.


 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.


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.