National Summit on Youth Homelessness

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DAY 1 MONDAY, MARCH 24
7:30 am – 9:15 am Registration Sponsored by: YST_RGB_green_xsm.gif
DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – ROOM SDG50
Participants check in and retrieve registration packets.
8:00 am – 9:00 am NN4Y Members Only Breakfast Sponsored by: YouthCare_Logo_xsm.gif
DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – ROOM SDG50
The breakfast will serve as an open forum for NN4Y members to identify issues in their regions and speak with our special guest.
Special Guest:
bill_bentley_xsm.gif William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner
of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
9:15 am – 12:15 pm U.S. Congressional Response to America’s Homeless Youth Briefing_mar14_v3_Page_01.gif
DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – ROOM SDG50
During this session we will present federal policy recommendations authored by NN4Y’s Policy Advisory Committee and Policy Director, Darla Bardine. These recommendations move a step further than program authorizations and funding requests, which remain vital. These newly drafted recommendations pave the way forward for where federal policy needs to go in order to achieve greater success for America’s homeless youth. Attendees will receive copies of these new recommendations along with fact sheet resources for their Hill meetings.Congressional representatives from the following states have been invited to join the conversation: Vermont, Michigan, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Illinois, Washington, Maine, Utah, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, and Texas. The caliber of congressional invitees for this response will be an experience attendees should not miss.
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Break .
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Sponsored by: TCF_Logo_xsm.gif
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hill Meetings .
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3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pre-Screening of “The Homestretch” .
PHOENIX PARK HOTEL – BALLROOM
Free Admission
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Networking Reception .
PHOENIX PARK HOTEL – BALLROOM
Join us for this amazing opportunity to make your voice heard with your local Continuum of Care (CoC). Hear from programs and initiatives successfully implemented by other NN4Y members and learn how you can take that knowledge back with you for possible application in your region. You will also have an opportunity to not only dialogue with fellow colleagues from organizations combating youth homelessness, but also senior level federal agency representatives.
Open to all attendees.
Brief presentation by:
melinda Melinda Giovengo, Executive Director for Youth Care
Vice Chair, NN4Y Board of Directors
Valerie Douglas Valerie Douglas, Director of Counseling and RHY Services
The Center for Youth Services
DAY 2 TUESDAY, MARCH 25
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Sponsored by: fteh_logo_xsm.gif
PHOENIX PARK HOTEL – BALLROOM
Full breakfast will be served in the hotel ballroom prior to the start of the Federal Agency Roundtable.
9:00 am – 11:30 am Federal Agency Roundtable
The Way Forward: A System for America’s Runaway and Homeless Youth
PHOENIX PARK HOTEL – BALLROOM
Our objective for the discussion is that every federal agency commit to taking at least one action during 2014 and beyond to increase access to safety and youth-appropriate services for America’s runaway and homeless youth. The Roundtable will consist of a series facilitator-led discussions around creating a “system to end youth homelessness” by using NN4Y’s framework as a “frame” for a “system.” Attendees will have significant takeaways from this session and also hear from several federal agencies including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Education(ED), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).
Facilitator:
Fred Karnas Fred G. Karnas, Social Investment Officer
Kresge Foundation
Special Guest Panelists:
Adrienne Adrienne Fernandes-Alcantara, Specialist
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Social Policy for Congressional Research Service
Jon Brice Jonathan Brice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
U.S. Department of Education
mark-greenberg_xsm.gif Mark H. Greenberg, Principal Deputy Assistant
Secretary and the Acting Commissioner
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Eric-Grumdahl_xsm.gif Eric I. Grumdahl, Policy Director
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Jennifer-Leimaile-Ho_xsm2.gif Jennifer Leimaile Ho, Senior Advisor to the Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
brian_lyght_xsm.gif Brian Lyght, Director of Knowledge Management
Casey Family Programs
 
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Closing Remarks  

Questions? Call the conference line at (703) 879-8348 or email us.

Special Event

A Sneak Preview of the upcoming documentary film “Homestretch”

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness and build the future they dream of?

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Synopsis

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers – Kasey, Anthony and Roque – will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger policy issues of juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQIA rights.

With unprecedented access into the Chicago Public Schools, The Night Ministry’s “Crib” emergency youth shelter and Teen Living Programs, The Homestretch follows these kids as they move through the milestones of high school while searching for a warm place to sleep, a quiet place to study, the privacy to shower. The film goes beyond high school, to focus on the crucial transition after graduation, when the structure of school vanishes, and homeless youth struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today.

The film is funded, in part, by the MacArthur Foundation, the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, The Chicago Community Trust, Polk Bros. Foundation, and Pierce Family Foundation, among others.