Bridge the Divide—ILEAD Youth Summit 2017



This crazy fun event is open to any high school student living in Marion and Polk counties.

​Top 10 things you need to know

  1. ILEAD is FREE.
  2. Summit is held at the Oregon 4H Camp near West Salem.
  3. Set a cell reminder. This event is Saturday, Nov. 4th, 2017.
  4. Runs 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Long day and worth every minute.
  5. Any high school student living in Marion/Polk Counties can attend.
  6. You get a free t-shirt, meals & snacks.
  7. Transportation may be provided in your area. (Check back for bus waivers. Carpooling permitted. Limited parking spaces available.)
  8. Registration forms can be downloaded. Many schools will have 'em too.
  9. Dance, open mic, raffle, prizes, video booth and our infamous maple bars.
  10. Get ready to Change the World. 


Topics focus on:

  • Effective  communication
  • Personal and leadership development
  • Prevention and awareness
  • Goal setting

Games and activities led by college students. The 2nd Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament returns.

Who should go?

Are you:

  • A current teen leader in school or the community?
  • A teen who cares about causes or issues but doesn't know where to get involved?
  • A youth who wants to figure themselves out a little more?
  • A person who'd like to learn a little about how to use your skills & talents in the real world?
  • A student who just wants to check things out, have fun & get better at life?

If your answered yes to any of these questions, ILEAD Summit is for you.

Introducing our key note speakers

Melissa Pulliam "MoMo"

Everyone has a super power, and people tell MoMo that hers is LISTENING! She currently supports YMCA staff in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska with development and training opportunities as the Training Partner Y Manager for the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.

As a part of her work, she’s trained over 1,000 people on how to be better listeners. She got her nickname as a camp counselor while leading backcountry trips for teens and went on to become a Camp Director, where she got her start as a YMCA professional. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends, and being creative. She lives in Tacoma, WA and brings with her several friends who share her superpower.

EXITUS Escape Rooms

ILEAD welcomes special guest EXITUS Escape Rooms to the main stage kicking off our Open Mic hour. We can’t wait to be puzzled!

Raffle prizes

Raffle prizes this year include:

  • Volcanoes Sky Box Tickets for 12 guests
  • Elsinore theater tickets
  • Gift certificates to Tony’s Kingdom of Comics and Collectibles
  • 20 tickets to [email protected]’s 1st official event

ILEAD Youth Summit 2017 is almost here!

Write it in your planners. Set a reminder on your cell. Download the flyer.

Check out our deadlines and burn them into your brain:

  • September 7—Download registration forms from our website.
  • September 11—Registration forms available at schools.
  • September 29—Early registration ends. This guarantees a spot at the event and an ILEAD tshirt in the size you request!
  • October 27—EXTENDED registration deadline. Submit forms to school contact by 5 p.m.
    November 1—Email, Facebook and phone confirmations sent out. You will be notified by a Youth Committee member on your registration status.
  • November 4—The summit is here!

​Registration forms

Registrations are first-come, first-served so register early. The last day to register is October 20th. Turn in completed registration forms and bus waiver to your school’s teacher contact listed below.

Forms must be signed your parent/guardian.

ILEAD staff will notify you before the event about your registration status.

Teacher contacts

Check the list below to find your teacher contact. If you don’t know who your contact teacher is then just hit up your school’s Main Office and ask for their help tracking the Teacher contact.

  • Blanchet Catholic HS
  • Central HS—Mrs. Larson or Joyce Wahl @ The GATE
  • Dallas HS at the Academy Building (182 SW Academy St, Suite 220)—Ms. Goodale
  • Early College HS—Mrs. Walker 
  • Falls City HS—Ms. Hilke. 
  • McKay HS—Ms. Bristol
  • McNary HS—Mrs. Sonis
  • North Salem HS—Ms. Such
  • Perrydale HS—Ms. Symolon 
  • South Salem HS—Mr. Riley
  • Sprague HS—Mr. Sheuller 
  • West Salem HS—Mrs. Boock
  • Woodburn
    • WeBSS —Ms. Dunne
    • AIS—Ms. Panton
    • WACA— Mr. Bergin
    • WAAST—Mr. Manetti
    • Success—Ms Evans
    • YAB (Youth Advisory Board, Woodburn)—Abby Velasco 

YMCA buses will pick up and drop off at your school campus.

If you ride the bus to the event, you must ride the bus back to the school where you got on.

An ILEAD Bus Chaperone will be on board for roll-call.

All students riding the bus will need to turn in a bus permission form.

For Central High School bus pick-up and drop-off times, please check in with Mrs. Larson.

Morning route

​Bus number ​Bus stop location ​Departure time
​1 ​Woodburn High School ​7:50 a.m.
​1 ​Gervais High School ​8:15 a.m.
​2 ​Sprague High School ​7:45 a.m.
​2 ​South Salem High School ​8:05 a.m.
​2 ​West Salem High School ​8:30 a.m.
​3 ​North Salem High School ​7:30 a.m.
​3 ​McKay High School ​7:50 a.m.
​3 ​McNary High School ​8:20 a.m.
​Shuttle Dallas High School ​8:20 a.m.

Evening route

​Bus number ​Bus stop location ​Arrival time
​1 ​Woodburn High School 9:40 p.m.
​1 ​Gervais High School 10:00 p.m.
​2 ​Sprague High School 10:05 p.m.
​2 ​South Salem High School 9:45 p.m.
​2 ​West Salem High School 9:20 p.m.
​3 ​North Salem High School 10:10 p.m.
​3 ​McKay High School 9:55 p.m.
​3 ​McNary High School 9:30 p.m.
​Shuttle Dallas High School 9:35 p.m.


Bus stop locations

  • Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St, Independence OR 97351
  • Dallas High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave, Dallas OR 97338
  • Gervais High School, 300 Douglas Ave NE, Gervais OR 97026
  • McKay High School, 2440 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem OR 97305
  • McNary High School, 595 Chemawa Rd N, Keizer, OR 97303
  • North Salem High School, 765 14th St NE, Salem OR 97304
  • South Salem High School, 1910 Church St SE, Salem OR 97302
  • Sprague High School, 2373 Kuebler Blvd, Salem OR 97302
  • West Salem High School 1776 Titan Dr NW, Salem OR 97304
  • Woodburn High School, 1785 N Front St, Woodburn OR 97071

​Proud Main Event Sponsors

Sponsor logos: City of Salem, Marion County Health Department 

Regional Event Sponsors

Regional Sponsor logos: Polk County, Bridgeway  

Collaboration Committee

Our hard-working volunteer Committee consists of local professionals in the fields of Youth Development, Adolescent Substance Use Prevention and Intervention, Workforce Readiness,  Service Leadership, and Emergency Response. Thank you for your service to youth!

  • Abigail Velasco
  • Angela Roman
  • Ann Krier
  • Beth Freelander
  • Joyce Wahl
  • Kathy Moore
  • Kyle Buse
  • Laurie Shaw Casarez
  • Michael Vasquez
  • Natascha Cronin
  • Rian Rasubala
  • Rick Retzman
  • Sonny Saltalamachia
  • Susan McLauchlin

Youth Committee Representatives

  • Genesis Ocegueda, McKay HS
  • Oscar Figueroa, McKay HS
  • Dorion Bell, McKay HS
  • Tiffanie Eaton, South Salem HS
  • Melina Montiel Gomez, South Salem HS
  • Bryce Oakes, Sprague HS
  • Susan Thao, North Salem HS
  • Alexa Ruiz Arroyo, North Salem HS
  • Leslie Montero, North Salem HS
  • Andrew Nguyen, South Salem HS

Check out past Summit photos

​Summit location

Oregon 4-H Conference & Education Center, 5390 4 H Rd NW, Salem OR 97304

Contact us

Laurie Shaw CasarezYouth Development and Prevention CoordinatorCommunity Development Department
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