|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
|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
|12:30 – 1:00 pm
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
|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
|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
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
|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