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|RE: The 26th Annual Quad City Youth Conference|
|News Releases - Local Events|
|Written by Lenore Alonso|
|Friday, 24 February 2012 15:21|
The 26th Annual Quad City Youth Conference welcomes Shellie Moore-Guy as its keynote speaker. Ms. MooreGuy is the current Poet Laureate of the Quad Cities. Ms. MooreGuy is a lifelong resident of Rock Island, a dedicated community advocate, motivational speaker, and story teller. She is the director of Healing Waters Empowerment Project, a grassroots organization that addresses family and community violence.
Ms. Moore-Guy will headline the keynote presentation on both Thursday and Friday, February 23-24, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Mississippi River Hall at The River Center, located at 136 E. 3rd Street in Davenport. Hundreds of students from 28 Illinois and Iowa high schools and junior high schools are expected to attend this 2012 edition of the Quad Cities Youth Conference high school students on Thursday and junior high students on Friday.
Following the keynote presentation, the Quad City Youth Conference also offers students a choice of three Workshop Sessions. Nearly 20 different community agencies have come together to offer workshops to enhance decision-making skills necessary for living in a socially complex world. In addition, during the lunch hour students will have an opportunity to attend a career/college fair on senior high day and a community fair on junior high day.
The Quad City Youth Conference is an annual event for area young people to come together and experience workshops and speakers specitically for youth! The Quad City Youth Conference is the only event of its kind in the Quad Cities and one of the few nationally. For 26 years, local schools and human service agencies have joined hands to plan and present the annual Quad Cities Youth Conference, an event that is focused on positively impacting area youth.
February 23 & 24, 2012
8:00-8:30 AM Registration & Interactive Warm-Up
8:45 AM Opening Remarks
9:00 AM Welcome & Keynote Kickoff: Moore-Guy
9:50 AM Session 1: Workshops from QC Area Presenters
10:45 AM Session 2; Workshops from QC Area Presenters
11:40 AM Lunch
12:45 PM Session 3: Workshops from QC Area Presenters
1:40 PM Keynote Kickback:
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