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2018 National Summit on Youth Homelessness

When:

Monday March 19

Tuesday March 20
2018

Where:

Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC
20001

Hill Day Resource:

Hill Day Resource

Agenda:

Printable Agenda

Conference Questions?

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POST SUMMIT RESOURCES

⇒ View and download the PowerPoint presentations and handouts from our 2018 Summit using the event app! On the homepage, resources are sorted by session.
Watch the NYAC Opening Video.

LIVESTREAM REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Livestream registration is available for remote audiences. Due to demand, we've extended the livestream registration discount through March 17th. Registration is $75 per registrant and increases to $99 on March 18th.

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NN4Y invites you to attend our fifth annual National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC on March 19 – 20, 2018. This one-of-a-kind event focuses exclusively on how government agencies, policymakers, community leaders, service providers and other experts can partner together to prevent and respond to youth homelessness!

For the first time, this Summit will offer three different tracks for the breakout sessions:

  • Program Track: Practice Hot Topics

  • Executive Director Track: Peer-to-Peer Learning

  • Education Track: K-12 and Higher Education co-convened with SchoolHouse Connection

These new breakout tracks provide attendees the ability to identify opportunities to learn about practices, resources and strategies that are most relevant to their daily work in preventing and responding to youth and young adult homelessness.

You will get to meet, network with and learn from our incredible National Youth Advisory Council!

The Summit will offer the chance to learn about federal policy developments in the new political environment, as well as how policies are being implemented, considered or promoted by the incoming Congress and the Administration. NN4Y will facilitate our annual discussion among federal agencies about their own work to address youth homelessness, including plans moving forward. This promises to be an interactive and dynamic two-day event!

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Printable Agenda

Day One: Monday, March 19, 2018

7:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration Check-In
7:15 am – 8:45 am Member’s Only Breakfast & Strategy Session
During our forty-fourth annual membership meeting, you will learn about our ongoing work and plans for the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, offer suggestions and discuss their own efforts throughout the country. Attendance to the breakfast is limited to NN4Y members only.
8:45 – 9:00 am Break
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome from NN4Y Executive Director, Darla Bardine
9:30 am – 10:30 am National Youth Advisory Council Session
This interactive session with our National Youth Advisory Council provides the opportunity to learn about their work and how to effectively engage and empower young leaders to define a policy agenda and educate the public, youth service providers and policymakers as experts on youth homelessness. NYAC members will discuss youth homelessness prevention and response, and offer recommendations regarding how adult leaders and organizations can collaboratively engage young leaders to increase positive outcomes for youth and young adults at-risk of and experiencing homelessness.
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am General Policy Session
Congress and YYA Homelessness
The 115th Congress is considering many pieces of legislation that will impact efforts to prevent and respond to youth and young adult homeless. Hear the latest updates on how NN4Y's legislative agenda, and the current situation on Capitol Hill. Attendees will also receive specific tips and guidance for successful Congressional meetings during Tuesday’s Hill Day.
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Keynote- Dr. Matthew Morton, Principal Investigator of Voices of Youth Count at Chapin Hall
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Break
Afternoon of breakout sessions:
  • Program Track: Practice Hot Topics

  • Executive Director Track: Peer-to-Peer Learning

  • Education Track: K-12 and Higher Education co-convened with SchoolHouse Connection
  Program Track Executive Director Track Education Track
1:15 – 2:25 pm THIS is Housing First for Youth

The presentation will discuss the new framework and program model “Housing First for Youth” (HF4Y) has been developed and implemented as a rights-based intervention for young people (aged 13-24) who experience homelessness, or who are at risk. You will learn some of the early findings emerging from the federally-funded demonstration projects on Housing First for Youth in three Canadian cities. It will also discuss using HF4Y as a preventive tool for youth exiting care and youth exiting corrections.

Leadership Development and Succession Planning
A facilitated discussion to develop strategic thinking and share strategies to establish a culture of leadership development, build the bench and succession plan within your agency. Leadership building strategies and resources on succession planning will be shared and inform this facilitated discussion.
Getting to Graduation: Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement
Chapin Hall’s Voices of Youth Count study found that lack of a high school diploma or GED is the top risk factor for youth homelessness. Yet homelessness itself creates great barriers to graduating. This session will discuss legal requirements designed to help youth get to graduation, including partial credits, participation in extra-curricular activities, trauma-informed discipline practices, transportation and school stability. We’ll focus on practical implementation strategies and how schools and service providers can partner to promote graduation. Lastly, we’ll review model state laws and discuss how we can work together to pass similar legislation in your state.
2:30 – 3:40 pm How Youth Voices Improve Youth Services
When teens and young adults are at the table in meaningful (not token) ways, programs are stronger and more relevant. We can learn how to best reach and serve the youth in them as they recover from trauma and build resilience into adulthood. In this creative and interactive session, learn what transition-age youth have shared on how to support them as well as the research behind ongoing youth engagement. You will hear stories, lessons learned, practical strategies and be provided with resources and the chance to brainstorm with others.
A Board that Works for Your RHY Program
A well-developed, high functioning board of directors is critical to the success of any RHY program.  This facilitated discussion will examine the ten indicators of highly successful boards, providing attendees with an opportunity to discuss challenges related to their own boards and to share best practices.
A Two-Generation Approach: Support for Young Parents and Their Children
Chapin Hall’s Voices of Youth Count study found having a child to be the second greatest risk factor for youth homelessness. Over 1 in 3 young homeless women are pregnant or parenting. Without adequate care for their children, these young women cannot focus on their own education, employment, and other needs. This session will review best practices for serving young families and provide specific information on access to early care and education services for young children experiencing homelessness, including child care and preschool.
3:40 – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 – 5:00 pm Working with Adult Systems
Join our presenters to learn how RHY providers have succeeded in working with adult-centric systems like CoCs and the criminal justice system. Our presenters will share their strategies or tactics they employed to either work within the adult system or make the adult system work better for young people. They'll then lead a facilitated discussion for attendees to share the challenges they've encountered, and how they've worked to navigate them.
The Office: How To Do It Better
Are you constantly trying to find qualified, passionate individuals for your organization? Do you and your staff struggle to identify the “right” employees? Are you looking for answers on how to engage and retain your qualified workforce? Look no further. The YMCA Youth & Family Services may have the answers for you! With less than a 2% turnover rate, the YFS Executive Team has identified practical strategies to find the right people, retain those people, and develop them into the next organizational leaders.

Post-Secondary Education: Practical Strategies to Promote Access and Success
95% of jobs created since 2010 have gone to college-educated workers. Post-secondary education gives young people the tools they need to obtain stable, living wage employment that can prevent them experiencing homelessness as adults. Youth experiencing homelessness have rights that can facilitate the transition into higher education, improve access to financial aid, and provide support to get to graduation. We’ll review these rights and focus on practical strategies to advocate for young people on college and university campuses. Lastly, we’ll review model state laws and discuss how we can work together to pass similar legislation in your state.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception at Google
25 Massachusetts Ave. NW #900, Washington, DC 20001
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to connect with colleagues and other professionals from across the country. Refreshments will be served.

Day Two: Tuesday March 20, 2018

7:30 am – 3:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast ProgramYouth Assessment Prioritization (YAP) Tool
Hear from A Way Home Canada about what led to the development of the YAP Tool.  Also, learn about the expected impact of having a strengths-based youth assessment tool and its applications.
Amanda Buchnea, Program and Policy Coordinator, A Way Home Canada
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hill Day Meetings
9:15 am – 10:15 am Special Programming: How To Identify and Remove Legal Barriers: Practical Strategies For Providers
Learn how to spot legal issues and where to turn for help. Hear tips from lawyers on how to leverage existing legal resources as well as how to create and fund new legal services projects through existing civil legal services or pro bono projects. Lawyers from the ABA Homeless Youth Legal Network pilot sites will highlight their models and discuss innovative funding streams as well as data and talking points that resonate with funders.
Amy Horton-Newell, Director, American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty, Washington, DC
Brian Blalock, Law and Policy Director, Tipping Point, San Francisco, CA
Michael Santos, Staff Attorney, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Washington, DC
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am Special Programming: Collaborating for Change: Working Together to Address Juvenile Justice and Youth Homelessness
Nationally, nearly 1.7 million young people under the age of 18 will come before the courts each year. Research has shown that among the general population, nearly 17 percent of young people will come in contact with the justice system, while nearly 47 percent of young people experiencing homelessness will come into contact with the system. In many states, the juvenile court's jurisdiction over these young people will continue through 21 and in some cases 24. Join us to learn about work that is being done across the country to help city leaders, educators, and other stakeholders come together to ensure that young people are not criminalized for experiencing homelessness, and that if they do come into contact with the system, they exit to safe and stable housing.
Lisa Pilnik, Co-Founder and Director of Child & Family Policy Associates
Laura Furr, Program Manager for Justice Reform and Youth Engagement in the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families at the National League of Cities
Beth Holger-Ambrose, Executive Director, The Link, Minneapolis, MN
Keyona Cooper, NN4Y Youth Advisor
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Keynote - Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Break
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm General Session
Federal Agency Recommendations: Voices from the Field
Federal agencies play a key role in the funding and policy implementation of programs that prevent and respond to youth and young adult homelessness. Join NN4Y staff and service providers for a guided discussion about federal agency issues identified throughout the past year, and recommendations to address them. Topics will include Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) grantee monitoring visits and reports, interactions of RHYA and child welfare programs, coordinated entry, and more.
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Federal Agency Roundtable Discussion
How do government agencies collaborate to address youth and young adult homelessness? We invite you to join federal agency staff as they discuss new and ongoing national initiatives to prevent and respond to youth and young adult homelessness. This annual facilitated discussion will produce at least one commitment for the coming year from each participating agency to support young people experiencing homelessness. Summit attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the participating federal staff from the following agencies:

  • William Wubbenhorst, Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Lisa Ramirez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  • Sanzanna Dean, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Jennifer Kemp, Division Director, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Jasmine Hayes, Deputy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Closing
Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

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Level One — Gold Event Sponsor — $15,000

One (1) Available
This sponsor will receive:
  • An opportunity to deliver a brief welcome address at a scheduled event on the program or 10-minute presentation at the networking reception
  • Twitter promotion of one of your organization’s hashtags during Summit promotions cycle
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials (includes website, emails, etc.)
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations
  • One (1) digital ad on the conference mobile app
  • Two (2) promotional items in the registration packet
  • One (1) virtual exhibit space on the conference mobile app
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Two — Silver Event Sponsor — $10,000

Two (2) Available
These sponsors will receive:
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Sponsorship of the opening plenary session
  • One (1) digital ad on the conference mobile app
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials (includes website, emails, etc.)
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • One (1) virtual exhibit space on the conference mobile app
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Three — Bronze Event Sponsor — $5,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
These sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration and one (1) 50% discounted registration
  • One (1) digital ad on the conference mobile app
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • One (1) virtual exhibit space on the conference mobile app
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Four — Lunch Sponsor — $3,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Lunch sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • One (1) digital ad on the conference mobile app
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Five — Wi-Fi Sponsor— $2,400

One (1) Available
The Wifi sponsor will receive:
  • Logo placement on the Wi-Fi access cards given to each attendee
  • One (1) 50% discounted registration
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Six — Mobile App Sponsor — $2,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Mobile app sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Banner ad on the mobile app home screen
  • One (1) digital ad on the conference mobile app
  • One (1) virtual exhibit space on the conference mobile app
  • Promotional resources on the resource section of the mobile app

Level Seven — Breakfast Sponsor — $2,000

Two (2) Available One (1) Available
Breakfast sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • One (1) digital ad on the conference mobile app
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Eight — National Youth Advisory Council Sponsor — $1,650

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
National Youth Advisory Council sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) digital ad on the conference mobile app
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Nine — Registration Sponsor — $1,600

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Registration sponsors will receive:
  • Logo on registration signage
  • One (1) complimentary registration and one (1) 50% discounted registration
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Ten — Pocket Program Sponsor — $1,500

One (1) Available SOLD OUT
Pocket Program sponsor will receive:
  • Logo placement on folding pocket overview program
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Eleven — Break Sponsor — $1,000

Three (3) Available
Break sponsors will receive:
  • Logo placement on signage in the break area
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Twelve — Facebook Live Sponsor — $1,000

Three (3) Available
Facebook live sponsor will receive:
  • Logo placement during the Facebook Live national transmission of the National Youth Advisory Council session
  • Logo placement on the Facebook Live watch party invitation
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Thirteen — Photo Area Sponsor — $850

One (1) Available

Photo Area sponsor will receive:

  • Logo placement signage in the photo area
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Fourteen — Session Sponsor — $750

Six (6) Available Five (5) Available
Session sponsors will receive:
  • Sponsorship of one of six breakout sessions to be identified at a later date
  • Logo next to session in the Summit program

Level Fifteen — Virtual Exhibitor — $150

Five (5) Available Four (4) Available
Virtual Exhibitors will receive:
  • One (1) virtual exhibit space on the conference mobile app
  • 25% off one (1) conference registration
  • Authorization to place one item in the onsite Document Center
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Opportunities Await!

Now that you've reviewed the sponsorship opportunities, if one seems right for you, please contact us to secure your sponsorship. Remember, sponsorships are awarded on a first come, first awarded basis, so if you want to sponsor a particular level, secure it as soon as you can.

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Reserve a Room
All program offerings for the 2018 National Summit on Youth Homelessness, except the Hill Day meetings, will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We strongly encourage all attendees to book their accommodations at the Hyatt Regency prior to February 15, 2018.

Reservation Information

Single Occupancy   SOLD OUT

Double Occupancy  SOLD OUT

Triple Occupancy  SOLD OUT

Quadruple Occupancy  SOLD OUT

$289+tx

$289+tx

$314+tx

$339+tx

Group Rate Cut-off Date: February 15, 2018

About the Hotel

Hyatt RegencyDiscover our historic city from Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Enjoy easy access to all the attractions of our nation's capital from our ideal location in the heart of this popular downtown neighborhood. Walk to the Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall, tour government centers, visit monuments and museums, cheer on the Nationals or the Capitals—all just minutes from our Capitol Hill hotel. NN4Y meeting attendees will receive complimentary in-room internet access.

Check-in time is after 3:00 pm and check-out time is prior to 12:00 noon. The hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests for early check-in or late checkout, however we cannot guarantee being able to do so.

Overnight Parking $56 per night
In-Room Internet Complimentary

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