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From Mentee to Mentor: Meet Noah

When Noah was in second grade, he moved in with his grandparents while his mother struggled with substance use. Amidst the turmoil in his personal...

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January 2023

The Talking Wall

Jan 31 2023

Join us for an impactful presentation on juvenile justice and foster care! Foster care youth statewide came together during a process called "The Talking Wall"...


AMP Day on the Hill

Jan 24 2023

Join us for 'AMP Day on the Hill' on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3-4 p.m., at the Iowa State Capitol to hear foster care youth present...


YSS Recognition Luncheon

Jan 26 2023

Join us for the 2023 YSS Recognition Luncheon, hosted by the YSS Foundation Board of Trustees. Come celebrate the past year's accomplishments, hear about exciting...


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Speaker Requests

Our experts at YSS are pleased to present to groups, teams, organizations and more, sharing the impact we make, while providing ideas on how others can get involved. We kindly ask for speakers to be confirmed at least one week before your event.

    examples of Presentation Topics >

    • Youth engagement
    • Adolescent substance abuse and treatment
    • Adoption, foster care and aftercare
    • After school programs
    • Child access and visitation
    • Child development
    • Community youth development
    • Counseling and therapy approaches and trends
      • Anger management
      • Anxiety disorders
      • Child/adolescent depression
      • Family and group counseling
      • Grief and loss
      • Strengthening families
    • Homeless youth and families
    • Human trafficking trends and solutions
    • Mental health first aid
    • Mentoring programs
    • Pregnancy prevention
    • Sexual abuse prevention and education
    • Tobacco prevention and cessation
    • Violence prevention (cases and effects)
    • Volunteering
    • Youth shelter and transitional living programs
    • YSS: Helping youth stand strong