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 2016. 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!

New Training for Youth Peer Advocates Includes Online Modules

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Let's have a FANTASTIC summer full of wellness! Rochester's SWAT Youth Council is hosting a Summer Youth Wellness Retreat which will be taking place on July 20th, 2016 at White House Lodge, Webster Park. Youth participants age 14-24 will have a day full of activities, discussions, nature, and fun! The wellness event runs from 9:30AM - 3:00PM.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Registration is REQUIRED! For both adults as well as ALL Young people attending. Register at the following link swatsummerwellnessretreat2016.eventbrite.com
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YOUTH POWER! shared Vox's Americans with disabilities seek change in 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

50 million Americans live with disabilities. They could swing this election. You listening, politicians?

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It's never too early to talk the young person in your life about addiction and substance abuse. Here are some resources to get the conversation started. #Talk2Prevent www.talk2prevent.ny.gov/...

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ADVOCACY TIP OF THE DAY: During difficult times or sticky situations, learn to rely on your intuition. Your team will look to you for guidance and you must trust your gut feeling to help find the right solution for the situation.
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