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Youth Power! AMPLIFY-NY’s 2019 Western Region Youth Leadership Forum – 7/13-16

July 13 - July 16

YOUTH POWER! of Families Together in New York State’s REGISTRATION IS OPEN for AMPLIFY-NY’s 2019 Western Region Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) and it is now easier than ever to attend our event!  Register, and if you meet our eligibility, you’re in!  Please share this information!!

Youth ages 14-24 living in the Western Region of NYS are encouraged to register for our FREE, unique, 4-day, 3-night event designed for YOUth to speak up, build leadership and self-advocacy skills and prepare to take on leadership roles with the support of peers along the way.

  • Participate in large and smaller breakout group sessions facilitated by peers
  • Learn from guest speakers and panel presentations
  • Enjoy structured, educational yet fun activities (we promise!)
  • Connect with resources that meet the goals/advocacy activities that interest you.
  • Attend optional evening activities (game night, karaoke, etc)

When: Saturday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Where: Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester |   70 State St, Rochester, NY 14614

Cost: FREE! Meals and housing is provided and transportation assistance is available (preference given to those in target region)!

Apply now online by clicking here or download the paper registration attached to this email.

*Online registration requires that you upload the Application Signature Page to complete registration (attached and found on our website)

Registration must be received by June 28, 2019

Parents & Caregivers have the opportunity to participate in Foundations for Leadership! 

What: Foundations for Leadership (FFL) is a FREE workshop series where parents and caregivers learn tools and strategies for supporting the young people in their care as they develop into self-advocates and secure leadership roles.  FFL is a collaboration of YOUTH POWER!, Families Together in New York State, INCLUDEnyc, and Parent Network of Western New York and is connected to AMPLIFY-NY’s YLF

  • Caregivers attend the workshop on the first and last days of the YLF and
  • participate in both individual sessions and joint sessions with youth participants
  • Lunch is provided both days
  • Transportation assistance is available

When: July 13, 2019 11:00 am – 5:00 pm AND Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester |   70 State St, Rochester, NY 14614

Cost: FREE! Lunch is provided on both days and transportation assistance is available.

Register now online by clicking here or download the paper application attached to this email.  Registration must be received before July 8, 2019


**Please note: it is not required that youth and their parent/caregivers both attend the YLF to participate in this opportunity!** 

Questions?  Please refer to our FAQ attached to this email; If your question is not addressed there, please contact Elijah Fagan-Solis, Statewide Emerging Leadership Manager at AMPLIFYNY@YOUTHPOWERNY.org or 518-432-0333 ext. 19.



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Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester
70 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
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