UYP

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

On June 22-25, 2019, YOUTH POWER!  will be hosting the sixth 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 ’19 flyer!

Are you interested in being a professor at UYP?
Click here to download the application form!

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

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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.

NEW! Recovery Track with Youth Voices Matter: In partnership with Youth Voices Matter, UYP is hosting a recovery track! This track is for young people focused on learning the multiple pathways to recovery and the advocacy that comes with it.

Are you interested in being a professor at UYP?
Click here to download the application form!


Registration:

The UYP resident student registration fee is $725 and will include:

  • All classes and student activities
  • Student handbook and University of YP! t-shirt
  • Overnight lodging on June 22, 23 and 24
  • Meals on campus on June 22, 23, 24 and 25

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 22, 23, 24 and 25

Online registration fees may apply.  

Stay tuned for 2019 registration details!

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


Scholarship Opportunities

All 2019 scholarship applications will have more information soon to come. If you would like to inquire about a possible scholarship, please use the contact information below.

 

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