Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Speaker Request

YSS is pleased to provide experts to speak to your group, team or organization. To request a speaker, please download a speaker request form.

Once complete, you can submit your request in several ways:

  • Press "Submit" at the top of the form and follow the directions provided
  • Save the file to your computer and email it as an attachment to Rhonda Clark, YSS Marketing & Communications Director
  • Print out the form and send it US Mail to: Attn: Rhonda Clark, YSS, 420 Kellogg Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010

We kindly ask for speakers to be confirmed at least one week before your event.


Some of the presentation topics available include:

  • Youth engagement
  • Adolescent substance abuse and treatment
  • Adoption, foster care and after foster care
  • After school programs
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behavioral health
  • Child access and visitation
  • Child/adolescent depression
  • Child development
  • Child/parent conflict
  • Community youth development
  • Family and group counseling
  • Grief and loss
  • Homeless youth and families
  • Human trafficking trends and solutions
  • Mental health first aid
  • Mentoring programs
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Preparation for Adult Living (PAL)
  • Running away
  • Sexual abuse
  • Strengthening families
  • Tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Violence prevention (causes and effects)
  • Volunteering
  • YSS history
  • YSS shelters (emergency and transitional living)



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