LATHAM INVITES IOWA STUDENTS TO YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN IOWA CAPITOL BUILDING ON OCTOBER 7TH
DES MOINES, IA - Iowa Congressman Tom Latham is inviting high school students from Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District to attend his annual youth leadership summit on Monday, October 7, 2013. The summit, which will be held in the House Chamber of the State Capitol Building in Des Moines, is a daylong nonpartisan networking and leadership training event.
“This program is a fantastic opportunity for Iowa student leaders to learn about the importance of leadership and being a good citizen,” Congressman Latham said. “They’ll be able to make connections with their peers from across the southwestern one-fourth of the state and take part in activities designed to help them become the next generation of leaders in our state and our country. I’m proud to host this event and excited that it will be taking place in the historic Iowa Capitol Building.”
As in previous years, Mickye Johnson and his team of students from the University of Northern Iowa will be on hand to work directly with each participant to help develop the leadership skill sets that assist students as they determine, develop and achieve their personal goals in high school and beyond. Mickye is the director of the University of Northern Iowa’s Classic Upward Bound Program and is highly regarded around Iowa and the nation for his work with countless students helping them develop skills that help them during their high school years and preparing them for college.
The free one-day summit is open to all high school students who live in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, and pre-registration is required. The program will begin at 9 a.m. on October 7th. Students, parents, teachers or guardians should contact Michele Mustain in Congressman Latham’s Des Moines Constituent Services Office for more information or to register via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at: 515-282-1909. The deadline to register is October 1st, and the summit will be open to the first 175 students who register.
The Youth Leadership Summit was started by Latham in 2007 with a goal of empowering Iowa’s youth to interact with their government but also to help mentor the next generation of Iowa’s leaders as they look to, and prepare for, their futures. It has evolved into a yearly event that participants have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated.
The 3rd Congressional is comprised of the 16 counties in the southwest corner of the state that include: Adair, Adams, Cass, Dallas, Fremont, Guthrie, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor, Union and Warren.