National Network for Youth Membership Benefits

The National Network, located in Washington, DC, builds relationships with policymakers and government agencies in order to champion the diverse needs of homeless and disconnected youth. Together with our members, we recommend strategic and targeted actions to support coordinated efforts to engage, serve, and empower youth who experience homelessness. The policy and legislative work we do is meant to provide communities (you!) with resources to better serve the needs of youth.

Our 2014 Membership Drive Ends Februray 14, 2014- at this time, the following benefits will be available exclusively to NN4Y members.  FAQ page.     

Exclusive 2014 Membership Benefits

Our staff and members guide Congress and federal agency staff on issues that directly impact the well-being of runaway and homeless youth in America.  The Network’s advocacy strategies include: testifying at congressional hearings, working closely with legislators and their staff, public speaking, writing educational materials and engaging communities on the issues and policies that affect this underserved population. 

As National Network members, you will:

  • Provide your expert input on proposed federal policies and regulations.
  • Receive tailored, state-specific advocacy materials and support.
  • Be accompanied on congressional visits in Washington, DC.*
  • Join the Network on Capitol Hill to educate and guide members of Congress, their staff and administration officials about homeless youth issues.

*Subject to the availability of the Policy Director.

Policy Alerts
Members receive email bulletins with the latest updates and insider information on federal policies, federal regulations and insider federal government news. NN4Y Policy Alerts allow members to stay informed and actively participate in federal policy advocacy. Alerts also include grant opportunities and other pertinent information.

Networking Opportunities
NN4Y is committed to strengthening collaboration, promising practices and emerging innovations at local, state, regional and national levels. March 2014 members will had the opportunity to attend NN4Y’s National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC at a discounted members-only rate. The 2015 National Summit will also provide a discount to members.  This event includes a members-only gathering, participation in Hill visits, networking opportunities with other runaway and homeless youth providers, and discussions with federal policymakers and federal agency staff.

Discounted Webinars
The National Network partners with MANY (Mid-Atlantic Network of Youth and Family Services). As an NN4Y member you will receive the same discounted webinar rate that MANY members receive! Check out MANY’s calendar to see which webinar you are interested in taking advantage of at

Council on Accreditation (COA)
The National Network is a sponsoring organization of the Council on Accreditation (COA), an independent accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and social service programs in the United States and Canada. Accreditation provides assurance to funding bodies, governmental agencies, clients and the public that an organization meets exacting standards (a seal of approval!). National Network members have the opportunity to strengthen their organizations and improve services by becoming accredited at a discounted rate (25% off!!).

Additional Members-Only Benefits Include:

  • Invitations to speak as an expert on national panels, Congressional convenings and at conferences.
  • Organizational spotlight on NN4Y’s website.
  • Eligibility to serve on NN4Y’s Policy Advisory Committee (PAC).
  • Eligibility to nominate a youth alumni to NN4Y’s National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC).

Become a Member Today!!

Download the PDF of the NN4Y 2014 Membership Application form below. Complete and mail the form with your membership payment to the following mailing address. Make checks payable to the National Network for Youth.

National Network for Youth, Attn: Membership
741 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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