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Join us in Chicago, December 12-14th, for our annual Youth Symposium.  Attending the symposium is an excellent investment for your Youth Program, just take a look at the tracks we will be offering below.  Register today and secure your spot! The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago along the Chicago River and just a few blocks from Navy Pier, the Loop, and the Magnificent Mile.  When the workshops are done each day you can finish your holiday shopping while walking down the beautifully decorated streets.  

Academic Training Initiatives: Strategies for offering basic academic training to promote literacy/numeracy gain and educational attainment, financial literacy best practices, pre-apprenticeship training, entrepreneurial opportunities, etc.


Serving the Needs of Priority Populations:  Serving youth with disabilities, youth in traumatic situations, court appointed youth, parenting teens, homeless youth, rural youth, LGBT, etc.


Creating and Strengthening Career Pathways:  Youth apprenticeships, collaborating with training providers, recruitment and motivation, use of industry-recognized credentials, using industry specific assessment tools and career interests, etc.


Improving Work Based Learning and Employer Engagement: Improving connections with industry partners, implementing sector strategies, creating career pathways, successful placement, apprenticeships and other work-based learning strategies, etc.

 Leadership and Personal Development: Stress management, career management for professionals, finding different funding opportunities to serve youth, finding inspiration, etc.


Early bird registration is now open. The Registration fees are $435 for members and $525 for non-members. These rates are only available through November 9th. Registration fees to register for Pre-Con's are $150 each.

After the Early Bird Deadline (November 9th) no refunds will be provided except for            documented cases of medical emergency.  Substitutions can be made at any time at no    cost, but non-members will be billed the difference if replacing a member. 

If you wish to register for someone other than yourself or more than one person for the event, please call (877) 202-2472.


To REGISTER for the symposium click here

          To VIEW the full program symposium schedule click here

          To BOOK your room at the Grand Sheraton Chicago click here.