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Volunteer with Teen Maze!

Teen Maze 2019 will be held on April 1st - 5th at the Boone County Fairgrounds. This year, Teen Maze hopes to impact the lives...

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Events

April 2019

Man Cave Crawl 2019

Apr 13 2019

After taking 2018 off, our Man Cave Crawl Fundriaser is back for the Spring of 2019! Man Cave Crawl is a fundraising event for Francis...

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IHYC Achievement Tea 2019

Apr 17 2019

Sponsored by Sammons Financial Group Hear the stories of five youth from IHYC programs and how they are breaking the cycle of poverty. IHYC will...

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Reggie’s Sleepout – Ames

Apr 26 2019

Sleep out under the stars so kids can reach them. You can participate as an individual, or get a team together. Ask family, friends and...

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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.






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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