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2017 National Summit on Youth Homelessness

When:

Mon., March 13, 2017 – Tues., March 14, 2017

Where:

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

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NN4Y invites you to attend our fourth annual National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC on March 13 – 14, 2017. 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!

Our Summit will highlight innovative and effective practices so that you can learn and replicate the same approaches within your own community. We’re excited to feature new resources and community solutions that build on the Proposed System to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness that was released at last year’s Summit.

Following the 2016 election, the Summit will offer the chance to learn about new federal policy developments and opportunities that are being implemented, considered or promoted by the incoming Congress and Administration. NN4Y will also facilitate a 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!

Who should attend? You. As tireless advocates and allies for youth, you can use the Summit to develop and disseminate best practices and network with colleagues from across the country. What’s more, you’ll have the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with lawmakers to advocate for effective federal policies and youth-appropriate resources. We hope to see you there!

Registration Level

  • Organizational Member
  • Individual Member
  • Non-Member
  • Students
  • Federal Roundtable Only

Late Registration

  • $250
  • $300
  • $375
  • $135
  • $135

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Monday, March 13, 2017

7:30 – 9:15 am Registration Check-in of all Summit attendees.
7:30 – 8:45 am NN4Y Members-Only Annual Meeting and Breakfast During our forty-second 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. Registration is limited to NN4Y members only.
9:00 – 9:30 am Summit Begins: Welcome
9:30 – 10:30 am General Session: National Youth Advisory Council
NN4Y is committed to ensuring that young leaders have a seat at the policy table to inform the drafting, revision and implementation of policies. This interactive session is an opportunity to learn about our National Youth Advisory Council and hear young leader perspectives of best practices to effectively engage them in defining a policy agenda. NYAC members will discuss critical issues facing their generation and offer recommendations regarding how adult leaders and organizations can partner and bring young leaders to the table.
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am– 12:00 pm First Round Breakout Sessions — Practice
Round 1, Topic 1 Together We Stand: How to Convene Your Community to Confront Youth Homelessness

Breaking down silos and convening multiple agencies around the issue of youth homelessness are not new ideas. But we think our model has some innovative features: ensuring young people lead the way; empowering a community to speak with a single voice; and strategically targeting local voices to make state and federal change. We’d like to share what we’ve accomplished, hear how similar initiatives are working in your community, and plan how each participant can convene (or reboot) an inter-agency youth homelessness group that is powerful, and dare we say, subversive.

Presenters: Patricia Julianelle, SchoolHouse Connection and Courtney Smith, National Youth Advisory Council

Round 1, Topic 2 The Vulnerabilities and Opportunities of Foster Youth: Implications for Engagement

LifeWorks has implemented a comprehensive set of data collection standards to cultivate a holistic understanding of the youth they serve, inform service delivery, and shape their approach to ending youth homelessness. Learn about this data and discuss how you can use these insights to tailor your services to accommodate the unique needs of homeless youth with a history of foster care. You will learn about the ways in which homeless youth with a history of foster care differ from their counterparts who were not involved in the foster care system. You will also learn how such data can be leveraged to shape your approach to service delivery and receive concrete recommendations for effectively engaging and working with foster youth.

Presenters: Elizabeth Schoenfeld, Lifeworks, Erin Whelan, Lifeworks and Stephanie Perez, National Youth Advisory Council

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm Lightning Rounds
It can be a challenge to keep up with all of the exciting initiatives focused on youth homelessness that are happening across the U.S. During this time you will learn more about: ABA’s Homeless Youth Legal Network, Voices of Youth Count, 100 Day Challenges, A Way Home America and Collaborating for Change: Addressing Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice.
1:00 – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 – 2:15 pm General Session — Policy
A New Congress & Administration – NN4Y’s Legislative Advocacy

We have a new Congress and a robust policy agenda that we are eager to share because we need your support and action to make it successful! Attendees will receive information on late breaking legislative activity, and specific tips and guidance for successful Congressional meetings during Tuesday’s Hill Day.

2:15 – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 3:45 pm Second Round Breakout Sessions — Practice
Round 2, Topic 1 Letter of the Law: Breaking Down Legal Barriers for RHY

Young people experiencing homelessness often encounter legal issues that require legal assistance. This panel of lawyers will identify the administrative,
civil and criminal legal issues commonly affecting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, explain how to find a lawyer to help and present
innovative models for collaborative approaches to remove legal barriers to benefits, education, employment, housing, identification, treatment and
services.

Presenters: Brian Blalock, Tipping Point Community, Ingrid Lofgren, Homeless Persons Representation Project, Michael Santos, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and Casey Trupin, Raikes Foundation and ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

Round 2, Topic 2 Four Walls and a Roof: Putting Housing First in TLPs

TRAC was the first youth program in the Dallas, TX region to embrace lowbarrier, housing first philosophies into their Housing Program. By sharing their experience in integrating this framework, particularly into their TRAC Transitional Living, other programs will gain tangible ideas on how to make their housing programs more open to the neediest homeless young people. They will share the steps that they took to make this shift, the barriers encountered, and the outcomes of their low barrier housing program.

Presenter: Madeline Reedy, CitySquare

3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:15 pm Third Round Breakout Sessions — Practice
Round 3, Topic 1 Higher Education: Unlocking Degrees for Youth in Need

Education is a sustainable pathway to ending homelessness for young
people. Learn about the latest research, legislation, and model policies that
aim to support college students experiencing homelessness. Also, you will
participate in an interactive crowd-sourcing policy-making game where you
will be asked to generate big and bold ideas.

Presenters: Shahera Hyatt, California Homeless Youth Project and Courtney Smith, National Youth Advisory Council

Round 3, Topic 2 A Statewide Approach to Serving Minor Victims of Human Trafficking: Indiana’s Model

Learn about a statewide approach to serve minor victims of human
trafficking through increasing awareness and recognition of human
trafficking and establishing a statewide network of service providers.
You will learn about the model used in Indiana and what you need
to know to implement a similar model in your state. From challenges
that were faced to lessons learned after a year of implementation, you
will learn strategies to obtain resources for this work and tools to you
can use for outreach, assessment and training

Presenter: Robin Donaldson, Indiana Youth Services Association

6:00 – 7:30 pm Networking Reception After a long and fulfilling day, we invite you to relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments! Attendees will have the unique opportunity to connect with colleagues and other professionals from across the country.
3:45 – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

7:30 – 9:15 am Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast Keynote
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hill Day Meetings
9:15 – 10:15 am Special Programming
Weathering Child Welfare: Reducing Homelessness Among Foster Youth

Westchester Building Futures (WBF) is a youth and community-driven multi year federally-funded planning and implementation process to develop a detailed blueprint for transforming Westchester County’s (NY) system of public and private resources to prevent homelessness among youth emerging from the child welfare system. Come to this session to learn what WBF has done to reduce homelessness among at-risk youth/young adults with child welfare/foster care involvement and empower young people to become successfully independent while ensuring their health, safety and well-being. WBF is based on the following five values: (1) Youth-Guided; (2) Housing and Family First; (3) Culturally Responsive; (4) Trauma Informed; and (5) Cross-System(s) Change.

Presenter: Tara Linh Leaman, Westchester Building Futures

10:15 – 10:30 pm Break
10:30 – 11:30 am Special Programming
Pathways to Education and Employment: Rethinking Learning for RHY

Young people experiencing trauma, homelessness, and academic struggles need a multipronged approach to getting back on track. Learning Centers support students’ needs by incorporating academic, social-emotional, experiential, and individualized college and career preparation learning that engages adult learners and provides opportunities for goal setting that leads to future higher education and employment. Focusing on college and career readiness standards while providing wrap-around care and services sets students on a pathway for success.

Presenter: Wesley West, Larkin Street Youth Services

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker
12:45 – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 – 2:00 pm General Session — Policy
Administrative Transition Plan Overview

Beyond the halls of Congress, the new Administration will have significant influence over the policies and programs addressing youth and young adult homelessness. Learn about NN4Y’s recommendations for how the new Administration can move quickly to support young people at-risk of and experiencing homelessness

2:00 – 4:00 pm Federal Agency Roundtable Discussion
How do government agencies collaborate to address a national epidemic? We invite you to join federal staff as they discuss new and ongoing initiatives to end youth homelessness. Each year, this facilitated discussion yields at least one commitment from every participating agency. Also, Summit attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the participating federal staff. Once again, we expect our roundtable to identify intersections between policy, practice and youth homelessness prevention.
4:00 – 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
  • A full page ad of the Summit program
  • Two (2) promotional items in the registration packet
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Two — Silver Event Sponsor — $10,000

Two (2) Available
This sponsor will receive:
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Sponsorship of the opening plenary session
  • A full page ad in the Summit program
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials (includes website, emails, etc.)
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Three — Bronze Event Sponsor — $5,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
This sponsor will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration and one (1) 50% discounted registration
  • A full page ad in the Summit program
  • Logo placement on electronic marketing communication and promotional materials
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • One (1) exhibit table
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Four — Lunch Sponsor — $3,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
The lunch sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • A half page ad in the Summit program
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Five — Mobile App Sponsor — $2,800

One (1) Available
The mobile app sponsor will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Banner ad on the mobile app
  • Promotional resources on the resource section of the mobile app

Level Six — Breakfast Sponsor — $2,000

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Breakfast sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • A half page ad in the Summit program
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Seven — Reception Sponsor — $1,650

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Reception sponsors will receive:
  • Special thank you acknowledgment at the event
  • One (1) complimentary registration
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Eight — Registration Sponsor — $1,600

Two (2) Available SOLD OUT
Registration sponsor will receive:
  • Logo on registration signage
  • 50% discount on one conference registration
  • A half page ad in the Summit program
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Nine — Print Program Sponsor — $1,500

One (1) Available SOLD OUT
Print program sponsor will receive:
  • A full page ad in the Summit program (front inside cover)
  • One (1) promotional item in the registration packet
  • Digital copy of the attendee registration list (pre-registration and post-event)

Level Ten — Session Sponsor — $750

Six (6) Available  Two (2) 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 Eleven — Exhibit Table — $275

Six (6) Available
Exhibit table sponsors will receive:
  • One (1) 6-ft exhibit table, either in the perimeter of the main meeting room or in the main meeting room foyer
  • 25% off one (1) conference registration
  • 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.
Reserve a Room
All program offerings for the 2017 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 13, 2017.

Reservation Information

Superior King (SOLD OUT)
Superior Double (SOLD OUT)
Corner King (SOLD OUT)
Standard Single and Double Occupancy  (SOLD OUT)
$294+tx (SOLD OUT)

$294+tx (SOLD OUT)

$309+tx (SOLD OUT)

$279 (SOLD OUT)

Group Rate Cut-off Date:

 There are no rooms left in our room block and the hotel is sold out.

February 13, 2017

 

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

Directions

Take George Washington Pkwy. Exit on I-395 N. to Washington. Follow signs to I-395 N./U.S. Capitol. Take the exit for US Senate/D Street/I-395 N. Stay in right lane through two tunnels. In the second tunnel, pass the US Capitol exit to D St. Turn right at the light at the end of the tunnel onto D St. Go to 2nd traffic light and turn left onto New Jersey Ave. Hyatt Regency Washington is on the left.
Follow signs to Washington D.C. on Dulles Toll/Access Rd. Follow center lane (no toll) to I-66 E. to Washington. Cross Roosevelt Bridge. Follow signs to Constitution Ave. toward U.S. Capitol. Proceed 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Louisiana Ave., NW. Travel to 3rd light. Turn left on New Jersey Ave. Hyatt Regency Washington is on the left. 
Exit airport on I-195 W. Merge onto MD-295 S. via exit 2B toward Washington. Merge onto New York Ave NE/US-50 to Washington. Stay on New York Ave. for four miles. Make a left onto N. Capital Street, proceed for one mile. Make a right onto E St., proceed for one block. Make a left onto New Jersey Ave. Our downtown Washington DC area hotel is on the right.
Take I-95 S. to exit 22B (Balt-Wash Pkwy S.). Exit on Rt 50 W. toward Washington, then exit on New York Ave. Stay on New York Ave for four miles. Make a left onto N. Capital St., proceed for one mile. Make a right onto E Street, proceed for one block. Make a left onto New Jersey Ave., The hotel is on the right.
Take I-95 N. to I-395 toward Washington. As you go over the Potomac River, stay in middle lanes. At the end of the bridge, veer right and continue following signs for I-395 N. Proceed for one mile, then take the exit for US Senate/D Street/I-395 N. Stay in right lane through two tunnels. In the second tunnel, pass the US Capitol exit to D St. Turn right at the light at the end of the tunnel onto D St. Go to 2nd traffic light and turn left onto New Jersey Ave. Hyatt Regency Washington is on the left.
Take I-66 E. or Route 50 to Washington to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Exit onto Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Ave. to the US Capitol. A few blocks before the Capitol, make a left onto Louisiana Ave, proceed for two blocks. Make a left onto New Jersey Avenue., Hyatt Regency Washington is one block down on the left.
Take I-270 S. toward Washington. Keep right to take I-270 Spur S. to I-495 S. in the direction of Washington/Northern VA. I-270 Spur becomes I-495. Take exit 43 to the George Washington Memorial Pkwy td Washington. Follow the GW Parkway until it merges with I-395 N. td Washington. In the second tunnel, pass the US Capitol exit to D St. Turn right at the light at the end of the tunnel onto D St. Go to 2nd traffic light and turn left onto New Jersey Ave. Our downtown DC area hotel is on the left.

Transportation to the Hotel

We have arranged an airport shuttle discount for all Summit attendee staying at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. GO The Airport Shuttle serves all 3 Washington Airports (DCA, IAD, BWI), plus train stations. All NN4Y Summit attendees will receive a 10% discount on shuttle service. Fares do not include tips. One person fare from Reagan National Airport is $26.10 one way. Click here to make your reservation and enter booking code: 174256.

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Lunch Sponsors

Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Larkin Street Youth Services

Mobile App Sponsors

True Colors Fund

Breakfast Sponsors

The Night Ministry

National Safe Place Network

Reception Sponsors

The YMCA

Schultz Family Foundation

Registration Sponsors

YouthCare

Print Program Sponsor

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