Engaging Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Civic Leadership Symposium Schedule

9am – 10am EST: The Future of Civic Engagement Panel – It includes the following representatives: Maggie Duncan, League of Women Voters USA, Chrissy Faessen, VP of Market and Communication for “Rock the Vote”, Kolton Gustafson, Government Specialist for the United States Youth Delegate Initiative and former KV Mesa County participant, and Jason Ross, VP of Education programs for “Bill of Rights Institute”.  These representatives will share details about how students can get involved in their programs locally.

10am – 10:15am EST: Break

10:15am – 10:45am EST: 6th-8th grade Making an Impact Winners Presentation – Hear how the Randall Area Youth Service council involved every student and built a schoolwide display for the victims of 9/11.

10:45am -11:15am EST: 9th-12th grade Making an Impact Winners Presentation – These students will share how they created a bill dealing with “Unaccompanied Youth” and worked it through the legislature.

11:15am -Noon EST: International Presentation on Civic Engagement – Sara Jane Ahmed is from the Philippines and Bangladesh, and has lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, Denmark and the United States.  She will share her experiences co-founding two organizations:  Future Faces Manila Foundation, Inc (maximizing educational opportunities for children from low-income families) and Student Action of Rural Advancement and Security (providing rural poor with freedom capabilities and opportunities to prosper).

The 20th anniversary fundraiser luncheon will directly follow the symposium.

Noon – 12:30pm: Reception

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Mr. Mike McCurry, the press secretary for the Bill Clinton administration and consultant for Public Strategies Washington

1:30pm – 1:45pm: Presentation of the Educator of the Year Award

1:45pm – 2:00pm: Recognition of the Making an Impact Winners