The National Youth Employment Coalition

2018 NYEC Annual Forum


Register here for pricing, starting at only $350 for NYEC members. We're looking forward to seeing everyone December 3-5, 2018, in Washington, D.C at the Wink Hotel!

The NYEC Annual Forum is part of Opportunity Week, a series of convenings that NYEC leads with the Opportunity Youth Network. Participating organizations this year include the Center for Law and Social Policy, Institute for Educational Leadership, National League of Cities, National Restaurant Association, Opportunity Youth United, and Service Year Alliance. A finalized agenda is linked here.

Session Proposals and Topics

NYEC’s tradition is to heavily emphasize discussion and peer learning amongst our participants. On December 4th and 5thleaders will have the opportunity to conduct real-time problem-solving sessions, and practitioners will facilitate conversations about pressing issues in the youth-employment field.

Re-engagement Intensive Session

Annual Forum attendees may also participate in a unique pre-conference experience: On December 3, 2018, the National League of Cities is organizing a Reengagement Intensive that will bring together longtime reengagement practitioners and policymakers with other National Youth Employment Coalition members for an afternoon of peer learning and professional development.

As an optional morning activity, participants will visit the Washington, DC, Reengagement Center to learn about its impact, its outreach and coaching methods including an on-line mechanism, and its multiple local agency partnerships. Join peer-led discussion sessions on hot topics in practice and policy, throughout the afternoon at the National League of Cities Leadership Center.

Use our registration page to register for our December 3rd Re-Engagement Intensive Session.

Capitol Hill Advocacy

Wednesday, December 5, will focus on policy and advocacy. Co-hosted by the Opportunity Youth Network, the morning will feature a discussion with policymakers, either at the hotel or the Capitol Visitor Center. The rest of Wednesday will be filled by optional Capitol Hill visits to congressional aides, which NYEC staff will help you organize.


We want to thank all of our sponsors for their commitment to NYEC. NYEC's Annual Forum offers great value and visibility to sponsors. Email to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email Rashaun Bennett as

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