UYP

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

On June 23-26, 2018, YOUTH POWER!  will be hosting the fifth annual University of YOUTH POWER! (UYP), a for-youth-by-youth social justice conference that is modeled after a college experience. UYP is the premier 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 have overnight accommodations in the apartment style dormitory as well as meals on campus.

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

Click here for the UYP ’18 flyer!

See below for more information on how to register and scholarship opportunities.

About the MajorsRegistrationScholarships


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 $715 and will include:

  • All classes and student activities
  • Student handbook and University of YP! t-shirt
  • Overnight lodging on June 23, 24 and 25
  • Meals on campus on June 23, 24, 25 and 26

Day students may register for $475 and will receive:

  • All classes and student activities
  • Student handbook and University of YP! t-shirt
  • Meals on campus on June 23, 24, 25 and 26

Online registration fees apply.  

Registration is CLOSED.

If you received a scholarship and still need to register and/or finish your registration, please contact Olivia Fried at UYP@YOUTHPOWERNY.org for further instructions.


Scholarship Opportunities

All scholarship applications are closed at this time. However, spots may still be available. If you would like to inquire about a possible scholarship, please use the contact information below.

NYS Systems of Care (SOC) Scholarship Application
NYS SOC is offering a limited number of scholarships for young leaders. Anyone across the state is encouraged to apply. Application closes 6/8/18. For further questions, contact Olivia Fried at 518-949-4338, or at uyp@YOUTHPOWERNY.org.
*Scholarship does not include travel to and from the event

AMPLIFY-NY Scholarship Application
AMPLIFY-NY is offering a limited number of scholarships to young leaders across the state ages 18-24 with developmental and other disabilities. For further questions, contact Olivia Fried at
518-494-4338, or at uyp@YOUTHPOWERNY.org.
*Scholarship includes support for travel costs too and from the event
NYC DOHMH Scholarship
NYC DOHMH is offering a limited number of scholarships for NYC young adults. This opportunity is a first come, first served basis. For further questions, contact Nivea Jackson, njackson2@health.nyc.gov or Abbe Duke, abaigeal.duke@omh.ny.gov.
*Scholarship includes travel to and from the event

For more information on Financial Aid to attend UYP, visit our Prospective Students section.

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