Upcoming Event Wednesday, November 13, 2019

2019 Opportunity Youth Network Summit

2 day/8:30 am - 5:30 pm/Washington, D.C.

The Forum for Youth Investment and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions are excited to announce that registration is now open for the seventh annual 2019 Opportunity Youth Network Summit: Amplifying the Impact, November 14 in Washington, DC. This is the premiere event bringing together government, philanthropic, business, nonprofit, and young leaders to jointly shape national priorities and advance collaborative efforts for and by the Opportunity Youth field. While this event focuses on national actions, local and state organizations and advocates who want to help shape and participate in national activities are most welcome to join.

There are two exciting days planned.

Day 1, Wednesday November 13 is Policy Day. Policy Day is hosted by the Opportunity Youth Network in partnership with the National Youth Employment Coalition and the Reconnecting Youth Campaign, and focuses on policy making and advocacy. It is your chance to learn about recent federal policy changes affecting Opportunity Youth, policy decisions likely to be made over the course of this year, and opportunities for you to have your voice heard.

Day 2, Thursday November 14 is the Opportunity Youth Network Summit. This is the place to jointly shape national priorities and advance collaborative efforts. This year there has been a lot of interest in (1) strategic communications driving narrative change and (2) defining, measuring and improving the quality of Opportunity Youth programs, so those topics will feature prominently throughout the day.

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important