On April 18, 2018, Youth INC co-hosted the second annual State of Youth Development symposium: Advancing Impact, Justice and Hope, a convening on current policies, trends, challenges, and opportunities impacting the field of Youth Development in NYC.
This convening produced, and will continue to encourage, powerful, collaborative conversations. With our partners - Algorhythm, CUNY School of Professional Studies, and the Youth Development Institute - a collective of perspectives has emerged focused on breaking unsuccessful patterns, encouraging innovative approaches, and harnessing our collective ambition to enable New York City’s youth to thrive.
His keynote kicked off a day-long convening that acknowledged successful practitioners – an inaugural class of “Hi Impact Awardees” – and youth participants who identified what they need from youth workers. The ensuing interactive discussions focused on problem solving with best practice methodologies being shared among the 250+ attendees.