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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.


To REGISTER for the symposium click here


If you are interested in presenting a workshop at the 2018 Youth Symposium click here.

If you are interested in presenting a pre-con session at the 2018 Youth Symposium click here.