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YOUTH POWER! is a New York State network run for and by youth and young adults. We work to ensure young people have meaningful involvement on all levels of the services they receive. We ensure the availability of Peer Support through persistent advocacy, technical assistance and by offering training and education opportunities.

Our Priorities

The YOUTH POWER! Priority Agenda will guide our advocacy efforts through 2018. As a network, we will set and reach goals which will transform service systems so that young people get the support they need with the respect and dignity they deserve. Check out the Priority Agenda here!

The Waiver Youth Peer Advocate Training Includes Online Modules

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Join YOUTH POWER! as we discuss mental health awareness via webinar on May 31st at 12pm! See below on how to register and for more information:

bit.ly/YPMH2018

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[Text description: White background with green YOUTH POWER! logo on the top of the page. Two heads representing mental awareness on the left and right side of the flyer. Text reads: Back to the Future: Mental Health Awareness Webinar To plan for the future of mental health awareness and self-advocacy, we must first look to the past to see where we have been and where we are now. Join us for an interactive webinar presented by the YOUTH POWER! team. Thursday, May 31st, 12:00 pm, via GoTo Webinar. To register, visit: bit.lyYPMH2018, For more information, contact: Olivia Fried, Phone: 518-949-4338, Email: ofried@YOUTHPOWERNY.org, www.YOUTHPOWERNY.org.]
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ADVOCACY TIP OF THE DAY: Request Specific Accommodations- Be specific about the type of accommodation you need. Don’t just ask for “communication.” Explain that you need a qualified interpreter, specify the type of interpreter, and provide information on where to find interpreter services. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need! #YPAdvocacytips ... See MoreSee Less

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR UYP ARE HERE! Statewide and Regional scholarships available! Information and deadlines on our website. Why wait? Don't miss out! #UYP18

[Image Description: Black background with white and red triangles scattered across the top of the graphic. A white square in the middle of the graphic with a graduation cap on the left side of the image and a young person holding up a microphone with a fist in the air on the right side of the image. Text reads: UYP '18 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITES ARE HERE! Check out our website for scholarship opportunities and deadlines! Questions? Contact Olivia Fried, 518-949-4338, uyp@YOUTHPOWERNY.org. University of YOUTH POWER! Class of 2018. #UYP18]
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ADVOCACY TIP OF THE DAY: “All citizens should have the opportunity to be active, but all will not respond. Those who do respond carry the burden of our free society. I call them the Responsibles.” - John W. Gardner- American Leadership Forum- Class VIII Graduation, San Jose 1997 #YPAdvocacytips ... See MoreSee Less

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