Registration is now open!
Our 26th annual Make a Difference Conference: Mind, Body & Soul will be virtual this year!
Three evenings, February 21st, 22nd & 23rd from 6 PM - 8 PM.
We are working hard to make this a valuable, virtual event for young people!
The conference is free and open to all youth in grades 7th - 12th. (Prior involvement with YIA is not required.)
We will host the event on Zoom. All attendees must register using the following link:
(Due to limited availability, T-shirts will be available to St. Louis County participants only)
For CONFERENCE LINKS AND RESOURSES discussed during the conference,
please click on the "Make a Difference Conference" tap on the top of the page
and then click on "2021 MAD Conference Resources"
Here is a glimpse into a brainstorming session with "Team Bear", the USA U25 National Female Curling Team. They, along with other youth leaders, will be shaping how our opening evening on February 21st will go! They will discuss how uncertainty and the unknown has impacted them and shaped their Olympic trials. They will also give insight into how they build teamwork and how their messages of positivity, open-mindedness and body conditioning can give you support and hope.