2019 Community Engagement Celebration Day

Project Title

New Iowans Youth Leadership Conference

Type of Presentation

Table

Presentation Type

Event

Project Summary

The youth leadership conference project was developed by the community partner, and Professor Sari, UNI faculty member, during the Service-Learning Institute Workshop in May 2018. The project has been developed for the Senior Seminars in Philosophy and Religion (run as two separate courses), whereby the instructors -- Professors Burnidge and Sari endorsed a critical service-learning method in creating a course which focuses on the outcome of career preparation, and community engagement, and service-learning responding to a community-identified need. The New Iowans Youth Leadership Conference is a full day conference for English Language Learner (ELL) high school students from Waterloo West High School to develop and improve their leadership skills. There are currently over 1,200 ELL students in the Waterloo Community School District. All new arrival ELL high school students are placed at West, and it has the largest number of ELL students in the district. The students who participate will learn a variety of skills they can apply within their communities, including at West High School, among English Language Learners, and within Waterloo. The inaugural “New Iowans Youth Leadership Conference” will take place on Friday, March 8th, 2019 and will include one keynote speaker sharing their leadership development as a refugee. Participants will spend three hours in leadership development workshops, such as college information sessions, team-building, peer communication. UNI will provide a campus tour for the students to show them around the university answering questions along the way pertaining to college life. Attendees will receive a post-conference survey to improve the conference for next year.

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

19-4-2019 10:30 AM

Event Host

UNI Office of Undergraduate Studies

Department

Department of Philosophy and World Religions

Award Category

Service Learning/Live Client Project Award (Curricular)

Award Category

Commitment to Service Award (Faculty/Staff Only)

File Format

application/pdf

Electronic copy is not available through UNI ScholarWorks.

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Apr 19th, 9:00 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

New Iowans Youth Leadership Conference

The youth leadership conference project was developed by the community partner, and Professor Sari, UNI faculty member, during the Service-Learning Institute Workshop in May 2018. The project has been developed for the Senior Seminars in Philosophy and Religion (run as two separate courses), whereby the instructors -- Professors Burnidge and Sari endorsed a critical service-learning method in creating a course which focuses on the outcome of career preparation, and community engagement, and service-learning responding to a community-identified need. The New Iowans Youth Leadership Conference is a full day conference for English Language Learner (ELL) high school students from Waterloo West High School to develop and improve their leadership skills. There are currently over 1,200 ELL students in the Waterloo Community School District. All new arrival ELL high school students are placed at West, and it has the largest number of ELL students in the district. The students who participate will learn a variety of skills they can apply within their communities, including at West High School, among English Language Learners, and within Waterloo. The inaugural “New Iowans Youth Leadership Conference” will take place on Friday, March 8th, 2019 and will include one keynote speaker sharing their leadership development as a refugee. Participants will spend three hours in leadership development workshops, such as college information sessions, team-building, peer communication. UNI will provide a campus tour for the students to show them around the university answering questions along the way pertaining to college life. Attendees will receive a post-conference survey to improve the conference for next year.