Youth Leadership Conference

What is the conference? 

Since 2006, QCMP has partnered with local colleges to host this annual event in November, where area high school students are invited to participate in educational workshops presented by local community members and volunteers to learn more about starting the college search process, financial aid, building leadership skills, scholarships and more.  The conference also includes a college-fair for students.  

Workshop topics include 

  • How to apply for scholarships

  • Making the right choice 

  • College student panel 

  • Money Savvy & understanding financial aid

  • Social Media, technology & more! 

Virtual 15th Annual Youth Leadership Conference & College Fair

Thursday, November 12, 2020 


Schedule of Events 

8 – 8:10                   Welcome      

8:10 – 8:20              Admission Virtual Tours (Iowa/BH/Palm)     

8:20 – 9:00              Workshop Session I (ACDF)    

9:00 – 9:05              Break     

9:05 – 9:10              Admissions Commercial / Tour (Aug/ EICC)    

9:10– 9:50               Workshop Session II (BDEF)    

9:50 – 9:55              Break    

9:55 – 10:00            Admissions Commercial / Tour (Western/SAU)    

10:00 – 10:30          Closing Speaker     


Workshops Session I & II Options


A.    Leadership – What is it and why does it matter? You have an opinion. You have a voice. You can make a difference. You are a Leader and you matter! – Juan Valtierra 


B.    Being the Change for our Justice System – How do you view our justice system? How can students play a part and fit into the justice system? Learn about the differences that one can make, the importance of goals, and how one mistake change your whole life. – Mariah Shivers & Thurgood Brooks


C.    Let’s Holla – A panel of college and vocational students offer advice and tips for future college students, especially when it comes to staying on top of the study game.- Fritz Dieudonné


D.    IMPACTING The Culture – “Embracing the ability to use YOUR voice, YOUR zeal, YOUR fearlessness, YOUR strengths, as well as YOUR weaknesses; to IMPACT your peers, family, and culture. “   You don’t have to follow, you lead! IMPACT...I Impact! – Juanette Cribbs


E.    Health & Wellness – Session will be interactive with a brief focus on various topics including anxiety, healthy relationships, and COVID-19. – Dr. Tiffany Stoner-Harris 


F.    College 101 – Discover the latest information on how to make college affordable. – Eric Rowell

Host Locations

Augustana College 

Black Hawk College

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Scott Community College 

St. Ambrose University

University of Iowa 

Western Illinois University 

How does a student attend? 

QCMP invites high school students from Quad Cities area high schools.  Stop by the Counseling Department at your school and ask about our upcoming conference or click the register now button on this page.