2016 NYEC Annual Forum
October 18-19, The Hamilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
(Subject to Change)
Draft Agenda for October 18, beginning at 2:00 p.m. (Joint Session with Opportunity Youth Network)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Panel discussions and audience interaction and reflection on federal policy related to connecting opportunity youth to family-sustaining careers. Invited guests include key federal officials and representatives from the presidential campaigns.
4:00 onward Closing of Opportunity Youth Network Annual Summit and reception hosted by Opportunity Youth Network, NYEC, and Youth Transitions Funders Group.
NOTE: NYEC attendees have the option to attend the full OYN Summit on October 17-18 as space allows; see details on NYEC's Forum registration site.
Draft Agenda for October 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome
8:45 - 9:30 Opening Remarks and Activity - David Johns, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 10:45 Discussion Sessions I*
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - noon Discussion Sessions II*
Noon - 12:30 Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:00 Group Reflection: Policy Priorities
1:00 - 2:0 Plenary Session
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15 Discussion Sessions III*
3:15 - 3:30 Break and Reconvene
3:30 - 4:00 Reflection and Commitment to Action - Robert Sainz, Assistant General Manager, City of Los Angeles
4:00 - 4:30 NYEC Annual Member Meeting
* A selection of discussion sessions include the below (presenters in parentheses; subject to change):
- A Knack for Stack: Emerging Models for Career Pathways Leading to Diplomas, Credentials, and Jobs (Chanda Robinson, Our Piece of the Pie; Tamara Stump, Center for Workforce Innovation)
- Bridging the Gaps: Collaboration between Youth Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation to Serve People with Disabilities (Curtis Richards, Institute for Educational Leadership)
- Let's Make a Deal: Negotiating Appropriate Performance Levels for Harder-to-Serve Youth (Della Hughes, Brandeis Center for Youth and Communities)
- Surviving and Thriving: Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care and Other Therapeutic Approaches in Youth Workforce Development (Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, Philadelphia Youth Network; Caitlin Schnur, Heartland Alliance)
- What's Next for the Reengagement Movement: Expanding Services and Emerging Opportunities (Cindy Evans, Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board; Andrew Moore, National League of Cities)
- Work in Progress: Designing and Implementing High-Quality Work Experiences for Youth (Katie Spiker, National Skills Coalition; Daniel Tsin, Urban Alliance)