Learn to Lead–ILEAD Summit

​Part of the Teen Action Initiative, the annual ILEAD youth summit brings together over 100 teens from across Marion and Polk counties to develop their leadership skills.

Summit goals

Held in November each year, the ILEAD Summit strives for students to:

  • Be exposed to different techniques and practices to further develop & identify their leadership styles.
  • Participate in hands-on– workshops where they learn to resolve conflicts, manage projects, manage life and identify communication styles.
  • Gain an increased passion for educational success and civil responsibility.
  • Be more empowered and equipped to become school and community leaders, positively influence peers, and possibly increase attachment to school.

Program summaries

Read the annual summaries below to learn more about the program.

ILEAD summary 20142870 KB
ILEAD summary 20152102 KB

Contact us

Laurie Shaw CasarezYouth Development and Prevention CoordinatorCommunity Development Department
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