The Youth Leadership Seminar Continues to Impact

The Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS) is quickly approaching.  The schools are the most important part of our event each year. Without them the seminar would not be possible.  We here at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation believe in partnership and we cannot thank the schools enough that make every year great and continue to come back and experience the event.  We would like to give a special shout out to a few schools who are making this year special.

We have 12 schools that will be attending their 11th YLS this year!  They have seen the impact from the seminar and we cannot thank them enough for entrusting us to help empower their students.  Thank you for your continued involvement:

Sycamore Taft Anderson

A statistic that we are especially proud of is that 65 of the 74 schools currently registered are attending for a consecutive year!  All of these schools saw the positive effect that the Youth Leadership Seminar had on their students and community and want to further the impact this year.

We have 9 newbie schools that are attending just their second ever YLS this year and we are excited to continue working with them and see their students impact their communities.  We cannot wait to have them pack their bus and come to the next 5, 10 , and even 15 Youth Leadership Seminars!

Live OaksBishop BrossartSeven HillsButler

There are still schools that have yet to register for the 2015 YLS! Check to see if your school is one of the 74 currently registered!

Kristin Shaffer
Experience Intern

Are You Sparked For Now Trending?

We are still buzzing about the success of last year’s Youth Leadership Seminar (YLS)! Spark exceeded expectations with 100 schools and over 1,300 students in attendance.  But we know this year will be even better (you can relive all of the excitement from last year below)!

This year’s speakers will discuss how leaders break trends, follow their own trends and how a trending idea can help form and empower a community.  Our desire is that students will leave encouraged and empowered to define their leadership skills and make a difference in our Tri-State communities.

YLS 2015 will feature:

  • 5-7 Powerful Speakers From Our Very Own Tri-State Area
  • A Delicious Lunch From Chick-fil-A
  • Jamming with KJ-52
  • Break Out Session for Service Challenge Projects

We want this year’s YLS to be bigger and better than ever! So far these schools have registered:

Amelia Batavia Cincinnati Country Day Colerain(2)

If your school is not on the list there is still time to sign up for YLS on our website and help redefine Now Trending!

Kristin Shaffer
Experience Intern


Hello Service Challengers,

You may be thinking, “Another blog post?  Didn’t YLS end?”  Well, YLS may be over but the Service Challenge has just begun!  It has been so exciting to read through all of your projects and see just how amazing your minds really are.  Not that I ever doubted you!

Throughout the project you will have tons of fun and cool, new experiences.   Please keep us updated with all of your pictures, videos, short stories, quotes, etc. about your projects.  We will also be doing several “Photo of the Week” posts, so send in those photos for your school to be featured.  Also, we want to come visit your school!  So if there is any possibility that we could stop by, let us know.

Just in case you were wondering what a service project looks like here is an awesome example for you.  This past Saturday, Northwest High School completed its service project with the “Spooky Stroll” a fun haunted house for elementary students.  Forty-three Northwest students teamed up with their Art Club and Senate to decorate the halls and set up fun booths and games for 4 local elementary schools.  They took donations from the families, and whichever elementary school had the highest attendance received the donations to help them fund their educational needs.  The event was fun and safe for the elementary students and their families.  Way to go Northwest High School!


I don’t know about you, but Northwest’s project makes me excited to go out and do some service. The seminar may be over, but now is the time to Move Forward, Give Back and change the world!