• group photo taken at the 2016 Leaders' Dinner.
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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ADVOCACY TIP OF THE DAY: When creating a petition, make sure it outlines what you want to change, who can make it happen, why your readers should care, and what you’re asking the decision maker to do. Be as specific as possible!
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#TBT Each year, students at UYP have the opportunity to discover resources and opportunities at the student fair and join together for games and activities! Students have also had the opportunity to be featured in YP!'s video projects with interviews taking place during this event!

Join us at #UYP17 for more opportunities and events. For more information on UYP or to register, visit www.YOUTHPOWERNY.org/UYP
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Joining our team for a lunch and learn, celebrating #MentalHealthMonth and #NationalFosterCareMonth on our Spreading Hope webinar #YPInsider

This webinar will be available online for those who were unable to join. Stay tuned for details!

[Image Description: YP!'s AMPLIFY-NY Coordinator, Elijah Fagan-Solis and Systems Advocate, Melanie Hecker, enjoying lunch in the YP! office while watching NYC RYP Peterson Rodriguez on the computer screen during the Spreading Hope webinar.]
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Employment Opportunity at YOUTH POWER!
We are currently seeking applications for the NYISA Coordinator. This individual will lead the New York Institute for Self-Advocacy (NYISA) and Emerging Leaders Network for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 21 and above. We are seeking the best candidate in New York State to either telecommute or be based in our Albany office. For the full posting and how to apply, visit www.YOUTHPOWERNY.org/get-involved/employment

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