Youth Leadership Symposium

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Recognizing Youth Leadership in Ankeny 

The Youth Leadership Symposium is an event organized by the Mayor's Youth Council and is designed to help Ankeny's youth, grades nine through 12, develop important leadership skills.

The symposium will be held on Saturday, April 15 at the Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek Golf Course, located at 4100 NE Otter Creek Drive. This free event will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to students in 9th through 12th grades.

Event Agenda

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Keynote Speaker Sylvia Wineland
    • Ms. Sylvia Wineland is a mathematics teacher at Ankeny High School and an advisor for the Ankeny High School Student Council. Please join us for Ms. Wineland's keynote address, encouraging students to Go MAD: Make a Difference. 
  • Youth Appreciation Awards Presentation
  • Door prizes

Youth Awards & Nominations

Nomination Deadline is March 10, 2017.

The nomination process for both Youth of the Year and Youth Club of the Year is now open and applications will be accepted through March 10. Nominations can come from any person wishing to nominate a youth or youth club, regardless of residency, age or position.


Registration for this event is not required, but is appreciated to help anticipate the number of attendees. Please call (515) 963-3571 for more information.

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