Metro Counselor Tara McLaughlin and students attend the 19th annual World in Iowa event in Des Moines. Tara said it was a busy and empowering day. The Metro group attended a Financial Aid presentation, networked with advocates, listened to Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker and expressed themselves through talk poetry. Hundreds of middle and high school students attend the event each year.
Metro student Lilliana enjoyed the speakers, their knowledge speaking skills. Lilliana especially liked the talk poetry. "Each poet said something powerful and truthful- this motivated me to start writing!"