Youth Service Summit (S212)
Venue: The Performance Institute
|Event Date/Time: Sep 24, 2007||End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2007|
Young people are our most valuable resource, and they hold the key to the future of our communities, our nation and our world. Today’s youth need guidance, support and opportunities more than ever, and with this support they will achieve their full potential and shape the future with power and confidence.
The field of youth services has undergone many changes in the past few decades. Despite considerable progress, many of the needs facing the nation’s young people are more urgent than ever and many programs still fail to have a positive impact on pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, school failure or delinquent behavior.
To improve positive development outcomes for youth, you are invited to the 2007 Youth Services Summit, in Arlington, VA, September 24-26, 2007.
Measure Performance of Your Programs and Achieve Positive Outcomes
As prevention strategies continue to change and programs are increasingly evaluated, it is essential to identify paths to program quality improvement. Learn to focus on the outcomes of your youth service programs. Are you seeing results? Achieve outcomes for positive youth development and guide them away from risky behaviors and toward self-sufficiency.
Target the Hardest-To-Reach Youth
Hard-to-reach youth are often missed or overlooked. These could be youth with disabilities, youth who do not speak English or youth who are out-of-school. Learn strategies for targeting these youth and providing them with the tools they need to succeed.
Enhance Performance in Youth Workforce Initiatives and Services
Participate in discussions with youth workforce leaders to learn about ways to enhance your youth workforce services. Hear about the latest Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reporting requirements, and return home with lessons learned and new strategies to enhance your youth workforce programs.
Advance Youth Leadership and Community Change
Learn to expand access to programs and increase the participation of the youth. Build strong links between families, schools and broader community resources. Bring together businesses, faith-based and community organizations, educational institutions, labor unions, social service agencies and other providers to implement programs and policies to improve labor market outcomes.
When young people are nurtured by caring adults, are given opportunities to become involved in education or work that builds their skills, are supported and protected during challenging times, and are actively engaged in community activities, they become valuable contributors to the quality of community life.
You will learn about and experience leading strategies, case studies and lessons learned in youth development program performance, outcome measurement and improved service delivery. I hope that you will join us for the 2007 Youth Services Summit, and I look forward to seeing you in September!
Director of Education