Youth Empowerment Summit 2021

Youth Empowerment Summit 2021 

The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) is excited to kick off our Virtual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) 2021! This summit marks our 16th year of convening youth, community leaders, and youth service providers to learn, educate, advocate and collectively work with California's Elected Officials to prevent and end youth homelessness in California. For 39 years CCY continues to be the primary public advocacy organization driven to improve and empower the lives of California's youth with a focus on disconnected, runaway, and homeless youth. CCY represents several hundred youth and community agencies throughout California.

Our coalition acts as a voice for youth and young adults by advocating for public policies, programs, and services that respect, empower, and protect the rights of all youth. Annually, over 175 resilient youth and youth-serving adult advocates come together during YES, held each year in Sacramento, to share ideas, share stories & experiences, learn about research & best practices for effective solutions to serve California's most vulnerable youth populations, network with peers- youth service providers- adult advocates from all over California.

Due to COVID-19 CCY canceled 2019’s YES and looks forward to having a virtual summit in 2021. YES 2021 highlights will consist of inspiring speakers, current ideas to shape the future of California's most vulnerable youth populations, and celebrating legislative, community, and youth champions engaged in efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness throughout California.

CCY believes YES 2021 attendees will receive new-found knowledge and understanding on how they can improve and empower the lives of California’s Youth.