UYP

UNIVERSITY OF YOUTH POWER! (black background with white letters and red accents)

June 24-27, 2017, YOUTH POWER! will host the fourth annual University of YOUTH POWER! (UYP), a for-youth-by-youth social justice conference that is modeled after a college experience. UYP is the premiere youth peer leadership conference that provides Youth Peer Advocates and change agents the opportunity to build skills and expand their professional network. Young people ages 18 to 30 can register with a major of Peer Advocacy or Systems Advocacy.  UYP will take place in Albany, New York, at the College of Saint Rose.  Resident students will be provided overnight accommodations in the apartment style dormitory as well as meals on campus.

University of YOUTH POWER! will include professors from a variety of fields of work including: Disability Rights, Mental Health, Addiction, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Labor, Independent Living and More!

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Click here for the #UYP17 Agenda


Majors: 

Peer Advocacy: In this major, young people will develop competencies in areas such as: strategic sharing, engagement techniques, facilitation, advocacy, communication, self-help, wellness tools, addressing and preventing addiction, trauma-informed approaches, identifying community based services, independent living, anti-stigma, building career pathways, rights and responsibilities, cultural competency, strength- based approaches, social marketing, budgeting and youth development.

Systems Advocacy: In this major, young people will develop competencies in areas such as:  Advocacy, leading boards and committees, public speaking, understanding government structures, terminology, campaign development, artivism, addressing disparities, recognizing privilege, disability history, systems coordination, professional writing, budgeting, networking, sustaining the movement, understanding politics and playing the game, rights and protection, keepin’ it fresh.


Registration:

The UYP resident student registration fee is $700 and will include:

  • All classes and student activities
  • Student handbook and University of YP! t-shirt
  • Overnight lodging on June 24, 25 and 26
  • Meals on campus on June 24, 25, 26 and 27

Day students may register for $460 and will receive:

  • All classes and student activities
  • Student handbook and University of YP! t-shirt
  • Meals on campus on June 24, 25, 26 and 27

Online registration fees apply.  Deadline to register is June 12, 2017.

Register for UYP by clicking here.


For general questions about UYP, please contact uyp@youthpowerny.org

For questions regarding professors and activity leaders, please contact uyp.professors@youthpowerny.org

For questions regarding scholarships, please contact uyp.scholarships@youthpowerny.org