News + Events

Recent News + Announcements

Staff Spotlight: Meet Saul

Saul Hammond was looking at job opportunities, he knew he wanted to do something meaningful with his work. He found YSS and knew it would...


MPACT Receives $200,000 Grant

Earlier this year, YSS of Marshall County partnered with the Marshalltown Police Department to launch a community outreach program called MPACT (Marshalltown Police and Community...

See all News


December 2021

Celebration of Friends

Dec 8 2021

Please join us for refreshments as we hear stories of success from our young people, recognize the Marshalltown City Council, Police Officers Kiel Stevenson, Sadie...


YSS Legislative Forum for Youth

Dec 06 2021

Join us in preparing for the legislative session to discuss and ask questions about the most important issues facing our youth and community. We will...


Featured Annual Events


archived newsletters

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