Upcoming Events

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For ongoing YP! events, please view our calendar by clicking here.

Statewide Events

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The 2017 Transition Age Youth Institute: Knowledge is Power: Living, Learning & Earning offers professionals in the field of rehabilitation the opportunity to:

ENHANCE knowledge through interactive discussions in critical areas such as CTE & employment, inclusion, life-enrichment, literacy and managed care;
REFLECT AND DELIBERATE on the challenges and rewards of innovative designs and youth service delivery models;
COLLABORATE across all interested stakeholders;
SHARE, CAPTURE AND TAKE BACK experiences, strategies and informational tools that will successfully move transition services forward.

Registration is now open! Click here for more details.

Regional Events

YP! Long Island LogoArt and Wellness Expo: Long Island Regional Youth Forum

POSTPONED: Stay Tuned for the Updated Date/Time!
The Long Island Regional team invites youth and young adults who have been labeled and are seeking positive change to join them on August 28th for an afternoon of creativity, fun, food, and empowerment.
Young people between the ages of 14 and 29 are welcome to join us to learn the power of their creativity, give feedback on current issues faced and network with other local young people

Learn the power of: Music – Comic Books – Drawing – Poetry and MORE!

For more information on this event, please contact AFrisina@YOUTHPOWERNY.org.



Central in block letters going in a circleRising Above the Stigma: Central Regional Youth Forum

September 23, 2017 | 11:30am-3pm

Join us September 23rd, 2017 from 11:30AM-3:00PM at The CanTeen (6046 Rt. 31, Cicero NY 13039) to discuss stigma! Youth ages 12-29 who reside in the Central Region are welcomed to join!

Lunch will be provided!

Stigma affects us all! We all have stigmas associated with ourselves and sometimes we even have stigmas about other people. This is a safe place for youth to come and enjoy themselves while learning more about stigma and how to combat it. Youth will have the opportunity to network with other young people, provide feedback on current issues, learn how to advocate, enjoy activities and more! Youth will walk away with realistic action steps and attainable ideas from this event.

The Central Regional Team for YOUTH POWER! has been busy planning, organizing and brainstorming cool ideas and activities for this event. The Central Regional Team is a group of young people, living in various counties of the Central Region who come together to lead, inspire, advocate and encourage communities and youth alike. This event is hosted by youth-for-youth.

Hurry! Registration closes September 19th

To register, click here.

For the flyer, click here.


AMPLIFY NY logo. Red fist outlined in black holding a microphone. On either side are speakers facing outward. Underneath the text reads AMPLIFY NY with a silhouette of new york as the hyphenAMPLIFY-NY’s Pilot Regional Youth Leadership Forum

October 7-10, 2017 | Albany, NY

YOUTH POWER!’s AMPLIFY-NY Initiative is hosting our pilot Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) for young people with disabilities to speak up, build skills, and prepare to take on leadership roles. This peer-run forum brings opportunities to YOUth and gives the next generation of leaders the tools and support they need for success.

The pilot YLF is a safe, youth friendly environment with plenty of fun activities to complement the wealth of knowledge being learned!  This 4-day, 3-night forum is FREE to attend and includes panel presentations, hands-on activities to practice leadership skills, and supported leadership activities. Future leaders do not want to miss this opportunity to build leadership skills, and become empowered with self-confidence and self-determination.

Application deadline has been extended to September 22, 2017!

For more information and to apply, click here.



Western in big block textHealthy Relationships and Wellness: Western Regional Youth Forum

Do you have a disability or experience with services such as mental health, addiction, foster care, or juvenile justice and are between the ages of 12-28? We want your quotes on what helps and what harms so that we can bring what you have to say directly to those in power!

Please join us for this year’s forums that will focus on healthy relationships and wellness!

Oct 9, 2017, in Buffalo NY  from 1-4pm at Meals on Wheels on James E Casey Drive
Register for Buffalo here: https://ypwrforum-erie.eventbrite.com
Click here for the flyer.

Nov 4, 2017,  in Bath NY from 1-4pm at the Steuben Arc on Arc Way
Register for Bath here: http://ypwrforum-Steuben.eventbrite.com
Click here for the flyer.

For more information, contact Azaria Wittekind at AWittekind@YOUTHPOWERNY.org or 585-314-2452.

County Events

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NYAPRS LogoSeptember 13-15, 2017 | Kerhonkson, New York
New York Association of Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference
Find Families Together in New York State & YOUTH POWER! tabling at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services  35th Annual Conference. On Thursday from 4-5:15 pm, Stephanie Orlando is presenting a workshop alongside Susan Burger from FTNYS and Anne Kuppinger from New York University entitled “What’s New in Family and Youth Peer Support.” This workshop focuses on Family Peer and Youth peer support and discusses the role and service definitions for both services, how they fit into the new Medicaid Managed Care system, and the steps and requirements needed to become a Family Peer or Youth Peer Advocate. For more information on this conference, visit www.nyaprs.org.






September 18-19, 2017 | Troy, NY

New York Association on Independent Living Annual Conference

Find YOUTH POWER! tabling at the New York Association on Independent Living Annual Conference on September 18th!