Teens invited to weekend leadership conference

DeKALB – The University of Illinois Extension is hosting a teen conference called LIVE It Up Nov. 22 and 23 in DeKalb. LIVE stands for Lead, Inspire, Value and Explore.

This leadership conference is open to all students from eighth grade through 18 years of age. The conference will focus on leadership, personal development and community service. The conference will begin with registration from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center. After a “Welcome to the Real World” simulation, participants will hang out in the Huskie Den, playing pool, bowling and eating pizza.

After spending the night in the student center’s hotel, the next day continues at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building.

Fun things planned include breakout sessions, guest speaker Katie Pratt, and packing food for local food pantries through Illini Fighting Hunger.

The cost of this event is $95, which includes meals, overnight accommodations, transportation, T-shirt and all activities. Financial assistance is available. Register by Nov. 1 at

For more information, contact Extension Educator Johnna Jennings at If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact 815-758-8194.

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