Congressman Kinzinger Hosts 2019 Youth Leadership Summit
Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) hosted his sixth Youth Leadership Summit at the Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, IL on Friday, November 22nd.
OTTAWA, IL – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) hosted his sixth Youth Leadership Summit at the Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, IL on Friday, November 22nd. The all-day event drew more than 100 junior and senior high school students from 15 high schools across the 16th Congressional District. Students were selected by their teachers to attend the event and participate in the workshops, leadership exercises, and information sessions.
Following the successful event, Congressman Kinzinger released this statement:
“As a student, I was always interested in leadership and wanted to learn more about how I could overcome some of my own struggles to reach success. This event is incredibly important because the students we teach today are the leaders of tomorrow. By engaging in workshops and opening up the dialogue, we hope to give students a new perspective and some new skills for their future successes.
“I want to thank our outstanding guest speakers this year, and everyone who participated in making this year’s event such a great one. I was incredibly impressed by the caliber of conversations and engagement this year, and saw firsthand how bright the future is in IL-16 with these future leaders.”
In addition to hearing from the Congressman and asking him questions, the students heard from the IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, as well as the featured guest speakers Crystal Savage from the Rockford Rescue Mission and Erika Harold, Miss America 2003 and a local civil litigation attorney.
Photos from the #KinzingerYLS can be found on the Congressman’s Facebook page in the featured album here.