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QCYC 2020 Info

QCYC 2019 Info

When: February 27th and 28th

Where: Davenport River Center

Registration: Registration form will be posted soon. Please contact us for registration information.

The Quad City Youth Conference Wants You!


Keynote Presentation

Tom AnkersA Place at the Table by Tom Akers

Tom Akers has been in education for 28 years as a teacher, coach, director, founder and director of Rock Falls Alternative School, principal, and is currently the Superintendent of Cambridge School District. He has written over a dozen plays including Dear God; How to Make a Teenage American Quilt, My Daily Life, and the 2016 Quad Cities Youth Conference keynote address; Fallen. He is also the sports editor for the Cambridge Chronicle. He is active in his church, as a volunteer firefighter, ambulance driver, and helps at Royal Family Kids Camp and Teen Reach Adventure Camp. He is married to his wife Kelly and has four children; Tristan, Hannah, Olivia, and Evan as well as the family dog Socks and the family cat Crystal.


2019 Workshops


A Place at the Table
Tom Akers
Bullying is Whack! RIHS Theater Group
Creating Gender & LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools Matthew Beck
Dangers of Misusing Rx Meds Jason Otten
Good Grief Lynee Miller & Jennifer Cobb
How’s Your Wheel Rollin? Terry Kuster
I Almost Killed Myself Mark Drake
Kick Ash DCHS Shades of Success
Personality Insights Harvie Herrington
Putting Peace First Jasmine Babers
Resistance and Resilience Alex Fizz & Trenell Clements
Rising Strong Jennifer Welvaert-Koch
Save the Food Kristin Bogdonas
Sex! But Wait, There’s More! Shawna Partlow
Social Media & the Teenage Brain Nicole Zook & Daylia Warden
The Law and You Cpl. Hank Jacobsen & Ofc. Dennis Manion
Total Eclipse of the Heart MHS Natural Helpers
Young Men Carlos Jimenez


Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to the following organizations, agencies, and businesses for their donations.
Access Systems
A.C.T.I.V.E. Club
Amy's Gift
BankORION
Birdies for Charity
Gathering of Women
Hy-Vee
The Moline Foundation
Naomi Chapter #1, Order of the Eastern Star
PowerGrafx
Rock Island Arsenal
U.S. Army
United States Marine Corps
Women of Color (W.O.C.)

Thank you to the QCYC Planning Committee and the organizations, agencies, and businesses they represent.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
American Civil Liberties Union
Cambridge High School
Center for Alcohol & Drug Services Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
Retired Teachers Association
Rock Island Arsenal School Support Services
Rock Island County Health Department
Rock Island Regional Office of Education
Scott County Health Department
University of Illinois Extension