The 16th annual Halton Youth Leadership Symposium will take place on Friday May 19, 2017 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m . at Sheridan College in Oakville. For the first time, the conference will be held exclusively for more than 200 Grade 7 and 8 students.
The Halton Youth Leadership Symposium is an annual conference organized by the Student Senate and focuses on elementary to high school transitions as well as high school to postsecondary.
This year, attendees will have the opportunity to learn skills from successful leaders and engage in meaningful conversations with like-minded youth. The day is packed with workshops, panels, keynote speakers, and networking breaks. Workshops will focus on Equity/Diversity, Public Speaking, High School, World Issues, Financial Literacy and 'High School Survival Guide' (a panel of high school students from various programs and schools will speak about their experiences and answer student questions).
Keynote speakers will talk about transitions from elementary to secondary school. Speakers include Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board, and Lesley Mansfield, Executive Director of the Halton Learning Foundation.
As well, students will have the opportunity to discuss various school-based issues with Student Senate leaders, who will bring that information to the Board of Trustees for information.
“This year, Halton Youth Leadership Symposium is exclusively for Grade 7 and 8 students because we want to inspire our students to become leaders before high school," said Dasha Metropolitansky, Student Trustee and White Oaks Secondary School student. “The conference is designed to empower the next generation of young leaders. We're hoping the day's speeches motivate our students to become more involved with the board and the broader community"
For additional information, contact:
Jason Misner, Communications Officer
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 Toll free: 1-877-618-3456