"Risky Business" was a popular movie in 1983, but it’s also the name of a summit in central Iowa next month that’s drawing youth and adults from all over Iowa. The 24th annual Risky Business Conference in Ames is sponsored by Youth and Shelter Services. Shelly Campbell is helping coordinate the event.
Campbell says, "This conference brings adults and high school youth together to increase knowledge of the critical issues confronting youth and to expand skills and advance youth development." She said there will be two keynote speakers during the morning sessions, for youth and for adults, while the conference will feature a variety of workshops.
She says there’s almost 30 speakers that’ll talk about issues from suicide prevention to sexting and how technology is being used by today’s teens. Last year’s meeting attracted some 570 people to the Scheman Center at Iowa State University — many of whom were professionals in the field.
Campbell says, "These sessions help people keep their certifications for licenses and things like that for people who work with youth." The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th. Campbell says you can make reservations online for the conference or get more information at the website: " www.yss.ames.ia.us " or call (515) 233-3141.