Strengthening Youth Opportunity in Rural America

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La Orilla del Rio Ballroom

City of San Antonio International Center

203 South Saint Mary's Street, #385

San Antonio, TX 78205

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LEAPS, an initiative of the International Youth Foundation and BHP, creates partnerships with local organizations in West Texas (greater Midland/Odessa area), South Texas (between San Antonio and Victoria), and Northwest Louisiana to equip the areas’ young people—ages 11 to 24—with the skills needed to succeed in school, work, and life and to become more engaged members of their communities.

“Strengthening Youth Opportunity in Rural America: The Power of Investing in Community and Generation Z” is an interactive learning event exploring how best to unlock the potential of young people in rural America and smaller metro areas through holistic approaches to career preparation and economic advancement.

Monday, May 20, 2019 | La Orilla del Rio Ballroom
Arrival and registration 9:00 – 10:00am
Programming 10:00am – 4:00pm
Reception 4:00 – 5:00pm

During this one-day event participants will learn from, and engage with, educators, regional experts, industry leaders, young people, and practitioners who all play a role in the rural youth development ecosystem. To learn more, please consult the agenda.

Unable to attend in person? You can still engage in the conversation. Set a reminder here to join panelists and speakers at the event livestream.

Speakers include:

LAURA ALDERMAN
Executive Director, Step Forward, NWLA

TA’MYA DAVIS
Communications Chair, Teen Advisory Committee & Sophomore at Benton High School

ELISEO ELIZONDO
Executive Director, Communities in Schools Permian Basin

PAUL FLEENER
Principal, Cuero High School

DR. MICHAEL FORTUNATO
Founding Director, Creative Insight Community Development

KRISTI GUSTAVSON
Executive Director, Community Foundation Shreveport

REBECCA KELLEY
Director of Development, Foundations at National 4-H Council

JILLIAN MAXWELL
Marketing and Communications, Teen Advisory Committee & Junior at Benton High School

DANIEL QUINTANA
Family Therapist and LEAPS Program Manager, IYF

NATASHA REGARD
Creative Director, Asteri

SUSAN REICHLE
President & Chief Executive Officer, IYF

BHAVANI TIVAKARAN
President, Teen Advisory Committee & Junior at Airline High School

SHANNON WAGNER
Teacher, Cuero High School

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For parking locations and rates, please consult the City of San Antonio's Parking Map.

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If you have any questions, please contact Madeline Jonz, IYF Program Coordinator. We are committed to making this event accessible for all guests, please share any dietary restrictions and special requests with us.

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La Orilla del Rio Ballroom

City of San Antonio International Center

203 South Saint Mary's Street, #385

San Antonio, TX 78205

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