2019 National Summit on Youth Homelessness
2020 Summit

Draft Agenda
(subject to change)

Day One: Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration Check-In
7:15 am – 8:45 am Member’s Only Breakfast & Strategy Session
During our forty-fifth 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 – Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth
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 Plenary- Federal Policy Advocacy: Making an Impact
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
1:15 – 2:25 pm Hot Topics Hot Topics Peer-to-peer Learning Schoolhouse Connection
2:30 – 3:40 pm Hot Topics Hot Topics Peer-to-peer Learning Schoolhouse Connection
3:40 – 3:50 pm Break
3:50 – 5:00 pm Hot Topics Hot Topics Peer-to-peer Learning Schoolhouse Connection
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception

Day Two: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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 – 11:15 am Special Programming
11:15 – 11:30 am Break
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 Special Programming
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Federal Agency Roundtable Discussion
Federal agency staff from six different federal agencies will 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.
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Closing Remarks

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.