Institute for Youth Leaders

Upcoming Events


Slime Bash Social 2018

Save the Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 

Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

Venue: Old NU High School Gym. 1400W 19th Street, Cedar Falls, IA, 50613

Institute for Youth Leaders - Slime Bash Social

We want to bring the community together with an affordable event that children love and parents would love outside of their home. The children will explore and play with slime and build slime creations and also participant in a team building event. We will all come together at the end of the event to enjoy local talent performing! 

We are inviting you and your child/children to participate in an event called the 2018 Slime Bash Social. The 2018 Slime Bash Social is a community event, introducing our youth to other children in the community and promoting leadership and team building. This event focuses on relationship building and enjoyable time for youth and parents.

Please, registration is required for this event. Click to register!

Undergraduate and Graduate Students are welcome to register under the Young People's Leadership Development (YPLD) program to lead this event. All YPLD leads should please click   to register!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joyce Levingston via email:, Marie Adebiyi via email: or Dr. Christopher Edginton via email:

You are welcome to attend the Slime Bash Social event 2018 and participate with your child or hang out in the parent zone.

Previous Events

The University of Northern Iowa’s Institute for Youth Leaders, a program of the School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services, will host a R.J McElroy Scholar Lecture on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Title: Youth Development in an Age of Disruption: What's Past is Prologue.

Venue: WRC Building room 252 

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For more information, please contact the Institute for Youth Leaders at 319-273-2840 or Christopher R. Edginton at, or Marie Adebiyi at

Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU) and is the Saguaro Professor of Civic Enterprise in ASU's School of Community Resources and Development. Dr. Ashcraft has earned a global reputation for his pioneering work to advance the understanding effective practice for leaders of nonprofit/philanthropic organizations. Under his leadership, the ASU Lodestar Center is considered one of the world’s leading nonprofit academic centers, renowned for its research, education, leadership programs, and conference activities, helping to build the capacity of the social sector for those who lead, manage, and support nonprofits. Dr. Ashcraft teaches courses in nonprofit management, philanthropy and the capstone course for students in ASU’s graduate degree program. His research interests have resulted in numerous publications on topics such as nonprofit and social entrepreneurship education, collaboration strategies, and volunteer management. His efforts have resulted in successfully securing over $35 million in external resources from individuals, foundations, corporate and government entities to bolster nonprofit programs at ASU. His leadership brought about the nation’s first undergraduate degree in nonprofit leadership and management. In nonprofit service, Dr. Ashcraft serves on several local and national boards and previously worked professionally as a director of volunteers, director of community services, manager of human resources and executive director. In 2012 Dr. Ashcraft was named one of the most influential leaders in the nonprofit sector by the Nonprofit Times as a member of its “Power and Influence Top 50” list. Registration is required

Program Details


                                         Youth Academy Café 2018

Be part of the conversation

Exploring Youth Voices

Your voice and perspective are valuable!!!


Join us

  April 20, 2018

8:30 - 11: 00 a.m.

Holmes Jr. High Old Gymnasium

Refreshments will be served