2016 Youth Leadership Seminar Rewind

In case you missed us at the 2016 Youth Leadership Seminar we had ONE awesome day, filled with more than ONE thousand Tri-State student leaders who plan to come together and make our community a better place.

At the seminar students were challenged to brainstorm ways in which they could make a lasting impact in their communities. The Anthony Muñoz Foundation (AMF) Service Challenge encourages students to put their brainstormed ideas into action. Projects may serve a wide range of need in the communities, for example we have projects that help youth, animals, and the environment to enhance the overall community.

In the coming weeks we will be able to see AMF Challenge Projects come alive as students get to work in their own communities to make an impact. Next week we’ll check out what the schools have in store for their specific communities

Stay connected on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages using #AMFChallenge.

Speaker Sneak-Peek!

Here’s a Youth Leadership Seminar Speaker Sneak-Peek! At the event, the speakers will share their stories encouraging students to be leaders and empower them to make an impact in their own community.


Thank you speakers! We can’t wait to hear your stories. Connect with them now on Twitter and be ready to tweet at them during #OneCincy2016.

Join #OneCincy2016 as a Volunteer!

Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) is on its way, and we are thrilled to see more and more schools join us for #OneCincy2016. Our last blog post shared all the schools who’ve signed up so far.

Not on the list? It’s quite alright, just register now!

Not only do we need schools to register for our biggest event of the year, we need 65 volunteers to help inspire the hundreds of students in attendance. Without our volunteer help the event wouldn’t be possible. We’re extremely thankful for all of the dedicated volunteers, but a few hold a special place in our hearts.

Volunteers for 5+ Years

These 11 volunteers are dedicated to the cause year after year.

Rick Walter                       Brinton Heimann                   Tom Rockwood
Sandy Walter                    Steve Holt                                 Todd Porter
Debbie Abright                Scott Honaker                          Monica Ruscher
Gerry Albright                  Daniel Minera



We need you to join the IMPACT!

Are you thinking about volunteering? Learn about the event and what to expect here

Decided YLS volunteering is the right fit for you? YES>>>Join the Impact and become a volunteer!





We are excited to confirm that 57 SCHOOLS have already registered with us for this year’s Youth Leadership Seminar . Missed our 2016 event theme announcement? Checkout last week’s Youth Leadership Seminar Welcome Post! Here’s a breakdown of some schools that have already registered.


READY FOR MORE! Recognizing 18 schools that have been with us for 10 years! Thank you for your commitment and support here at the Anthony Munoz Foundation.

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Back In Action! Welcoming 15 new schools to the 2016 Youth Seminar Event!

Back In Action

What are you waiting for? Find out more information on how to get your school registered. Follow our Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram accounts for other event updates.


Coming Soon…Youth Leadership Seminar 2016!

With a successful 2015 Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) under our belts, we are saying farewell to last year’s theme, “Now Trending” and welcoming a new theme for this year.

Here’s a 2015 seminar recap, check it out and see what all the excitement is about! 

One: One Purpose, One Impact is the theme we selected this year to empower students to come together as leaders and make a positive impact in their local communities. We have Cincy’s best speakers lined up for students to learn from. Our hope is not only to motivate students to grow as leaders, but also encourage them to find their purpose to create an impact.

YLS Quick Facts


Registered & Ready!

We have a list of registered high schools that continue to grow daily! Take a look and see what schools will be joining yours at YLS.


Don’t fret if your school isn’t on the list, there is still time! QUICK, Go, REGISTER!  Add your school and join us for the fun!



Meet the Fall 2016 Interns!

We are excited to begin our fall internship with the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Being apart of the events this fall is an amazing opportunity which we look forward to sharing with you! Get to know all of us better by reading about us below.

meet the intern

Jasmine is a senior at the University of Cincinnati studying Communications with a minor in Sociology. She is involved with the Gen-1 program as a Senior Ambassador.  Proud to be working as our Events Intern, Jasmine will work specifically with our Partner Dinner, Whiz Kids and Linemen of Year Award. Upon graduation in the fall she plans to further her education in Grad school. Jasmines’ favorite thing about Cincinnati is the ability to make local connections with people, but still have the feel of a big city at the same time.


Alena George

Alena is entering her second year at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Communications. She will be working this fall as the Impact Intern handling our Service Challenge Projects and school outreach efforts for the Youth Leadership Seminar. She enjoys traveling and plans to study abroad in South Korea during the spring semester. She loves the diversity that Cincinnati has and that she can meet people who come from all different walks of life, allowing her to learn so much from everyone she meets.


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Emily is a student at the University of Cincinnati currently majoring in Communications with minor in Organizational Leadership. Working as the Experience Intern this fall, she is excited to help with the Whiz Kids program and Payless Gives event. After graduation in the spring she plans to continue her education earning her Master’s at UC. She says, “I love going to Bengals games in the fall and Reds games in the summer. There are always exciting things going on in this city to try and enjoy.”


Brianna Gladney

Brianna is a senior at Xavier University majoring in Sport Management and Communication Studies. She is originally from San Antonio Texas and is in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at XU. She will be working as the Programs Intern and is excited working with the Hispanic Character Camp and recruiting and corresponding with volunteers. After graduation she plans on getting her masters in Sports Administration. She says “My favorite thing about Cincinnati is Fountain Square in the summer!”

Stay connected with AMF and follow us on Twitter and Facebook throughout the Fall!


Bethel High School Week of Service



Bethel High School students attended our Youth Leadership Seminar this past fall. The Youth Leadership Seminar was created for students to attend and later create ideas to impact their community which is what the Anthony Munoz Service Challenge is. To learn more about previous Service Challenges you can click here.

Bethel High School took what they learned at the Youth Leadership Seminar and applied it to their own community. These students created the plan of a Week of Service. There were 20 students who were involved with all of the planning for this week.  Their Week of Service included 17 non-profit agencies in the Bethel, Troy, Tipp City and Dayton areas!

The students of Bethel High broke down their service each day:

Monday: Bethel brought in a speaker, Sarah Whitestone, who spoke about how prejudice, bigotry, and hate can impact communities. Her speech “The Wall” is an interactive talk geared towards ending bullying.

Tuesday: There was a Community Service Fair where 7 non-profit agencies set up booths for students to ask questions and learn more about how to volunteer.

Wednesday: Bethel brought a bloodmobile and 33 students gave blood.

Thursday: Students prepared for their big day of service.

Friday: The long awaited Service Day. Over 300 students volunteered at 17  locations with 25 different projects. These students volunteered over 1200 hours in one day!


Principal Craig Vasil said,

“ I personally enjoyed watching the student leaders take ownership with the project, and the student body embracing the opportunity to open themselves up to a new experience and being vulnerable to that experience.”

He hopes to continue this Day of Service to make it an annual event for Bethel High School.  Congratulations and a fantastic job to all of the students at Bethel High School!

Make sure to follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages using #AMFChallenge for more updates about who will be the winner of our Service Challenge Project!

Sophie Huston, Impact Intern