About the Forum
The 2023 NYEC Annual Forum is a national conference that brings together youth leaders, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders interested in advancing the lives of opportunity youth and young adults.
Participants will co-create a space for sharing best practices, innovative ideas, advocacy strategies, and practical solutions to common challenges. We will work together, across geographies and sectors, to empower each other to transform ideas into action to serve disconnected youth and young adults.
The Forum will bring together 300+ attendees from more than 60 cities throughout the country. NYEC Members will receive an automatic discount using their Member Portal Code or by emailing email@example.com. Not a member? Become one today and get your instant discount!
NYEC members will receive a $100 discount on their registration ticket (regular price: $650). Please enter your member code to receive your discount. Don't have a code? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This ticket grants access to ONE individual to attend the conference.
Current or former Opportunity youth who are currently under the age of 26 can attend the conference for a discounted rate. A special thanks to our sponsors for enabling this opportunity. Please contact email@example.com to verify your status and receive your unique code to access this ticket.
We welcome proposals broadly related to improving the lives of marginalized young adults across the nation. We especially welcome current or former opportunity youth to propose sessions and attend the conference.
2022 Youth Action Hour Finalists
Donovan is the social media and outreach manager of The Youth Food Security Network. His team runs a Youth Food Pantry, providing underserved youth with the food they need to lead a more productive, healthy, and risk-free life.
Realest Exposure is a photography service based in San Francisco, California. It operates as a photojournalism social enterprise on social media, covering social topics. Its mission is to grow a connected community through the lens of photography.
Julia created a Youtube channel in which she posts concise and unbiased videos explaining a policy: what problem it aims to address, the structure of its implementation, and how it will affect the country. She hopes to make information about policies affecting youth and our country more accessible to younger generations. She says youth civic engagement is the key to creating a world that prioritizes sustainability, the planet, and affordable housing.
Bags of Hope is a student-led giving project dedicated to helping different communities in Austin. In December 2021, they distributed over 100 care packages filled with hygiene necessities at a local food bank for the homeless population. They have received 2500+ donations for this project and were able to impact the lives of over 100 people. They continue to expand their reach, and the next project is to help underprivileged schools.
Isaiah Jiron developed a podcast that aims to educate and inform audiences on equity and equality with the help of guests and funders.
2023 NYEC Youth Action Hour
Are you a young, motivated activist or aspiring entrepreneur? Do you want to reach your community with a passion project or new business? If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply for the Youth Action Hour!
We will select a handful of applicants to receive a $500 grant for their project and to present their work to an audience of leaders and professionals within the youth advocacy field.
In addition to receiving constructive feedback, you will have the chance to win an additional $500!
Our application process is now closed and grantees will be announced soon.
Sponsors are vital to our mission of turning our vision of an equitable future for youth. Sponsorship helps keep our registration fees low, ensures that we can award more Action Hour mini-grants to more young adults, and ensure that we can deliver high-quality sessions that create solutions to the needs of young people. All sponsor levels obtain complimentary tickets for individuals of their choice and are featured on our platform’s sponsorship banners, among other benefits. Learn more about sponsorship benefits and purchase sponsorship via the registration page.
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