Thank you again to all of you for getting “Plugged In” last Wednesday!

Our October 9th Youth Leadership Seminar was a huge success and we could not have done it without all of you! It was record breaking attendance and #PluggedIn2013 was trending throughout the day in Cincinnati!

groupStudents spent the day at Xavier University learning about how they can make an impact in their communities. By getting “Plugged In” at the seminar, students had a chance to hear speakers such as Nick Jackson, a motivational speaker, April Kerley, a paralympian, and John Herman and Ben Crawford, who were from Epipheo. Participants were able to learn valuable skills through the planning of their Service Project, meeting new leaders from the Tri-State area, and by engaging in their communities and realizing what needs to change to make the world a better place. Here are some things that students shared with us about their experience:

lunch“My favorite part of the Youth Leadership Seminar was having all the guest speakers tell us how we can improve our lifestyle and help others along the way. I really like the idea of your life being a “story” and it is your job to make it exciting!”

“I was able to take away from this event the spirit of “I can.” I can make a change even if I’m one person. I can unite a community and make a difference.”

“Even if you change one life, that’s still a big deal.”

cowCheck out our recap video and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see pictures of the event, and be sure to tag your friends! Stay tuned to learn more about our Service Challenge tour, where members of our office will actually visit schools to see the projects firsthand. Continue to visit our blog to learn more about how you can stay “Plugged In” this year and make an impact in your community. 

Becky Griesmer
Impact Intern