Dominic Rivera II, 13-year-old son of Dominic and Christy Rivera, Bettendorf, has been selected to participate in the National Young Leaders State Conference leadership development program in Kansas.

Throughout the four-day program March 7-10, students will build a working “toolkit” of strategies to help them successfully dream, create and implement plans that will change how they view their role as leaders in their communities.

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Dominic is involved in the youth group at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, FC America Soccer program and he plays football for Bettendorf Middle School. He is also active in the Lymphoma and Leukemia society to help raise money for cancer patients.