APPLETON - More than 300 area high school students spent their school day in Appleton Tuesday learning how to improve their leadership skills.
This year's theme is "YOUth be the Change."
Students at the Teen Symposium listened to speakers and participated in activities and workshops to build their skills.
Those involved say part of the benefit is just getting people together.
"It's kind of interesting and inspiring in a way to know that younger kids are coming in and they're just as interested in this stuff and as a senior I'm just excited to see young and upcoming children,” said Brooklyn Massey, Kaukauna High School senior.
The Fox Cities United Way and YMCA are sponsors of the event.