2019 National Summit on Youth Homelessness
2019 Summit

Day One: Monday, March 18, 2019

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
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.
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am General Policy Session
The 116th 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.

  • Eric Masten, Director of Public Policy, National Network for Youth
  • Amy Louttit, Public Policy Associate, National Network for Youth
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Keynote
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Break

Afternoon of breakout sessions:

  • Introductory Practice Track: Hot topics for practitioner new to the youth homelessness field.

  • Advanced Practice Track: Hot topics for those who have been doing the work for several years.

  • Nonprofit CEO Track: Peer-to-peer learning on topics that nonprofit CEOs are grappling with.  

  • Education Practice Track: Early childhood, K-12 and higher education co-convened with SchoolHouse Connection

  Introductory Practice Track Advanced Practice Track Nonprofit CEO Track Education Practice Track
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2:30 – 3:40 pm — TBD — — TBD — — TBD — — TBD —
3:40 – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 – 5:00 pm — TBD — — TBD — — TBD — — TBD —
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception

Day Two: Tuesday March 19, 2019

7:30 am – 3:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Program
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hill Day Meetings
In advance, Summit attendees schedule meetings with their U.S. Senate and House representatives.  At the Summit, NN4Y provides the hill day resources and time to prepare for these meetings.
9:15 am – 10:15 am Special Programming
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am Special Programming
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Keynote
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Break
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm General Session
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:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  • U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  •  U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Closing

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

2019 Summit Sponsors

Bronze Event Sponsor

Covenant House International

Lunch Sponsor

Sasha Bruce

Breakfast Sponsor

Youth Care

Wi-Fi Sponsor

The Night Ministry

Registration Sponsor


Pocket Program Sponsor

Council on Accreditation

Facebook Live Sponsor

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman