march 30, 2021

9:30AM - 3:30PM

Join NYATEP for the second annual Youth Practitioners Learning Lab. A full day of professional development and skills training. This virtual, interactive experience will connect you with national experts, creative thinkers, and your community of youth workforce providers.



this wioa-focused training will occur the day after the lab

(Wed. 3/31) and is included with your registration!

march 31, 2021

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Are you new to workforce sector or looking to refresh your Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) knowledge?

Join the NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL) for an exclusive session titled WIOA Youth Program Elements: What You Should Know to Enhance Virtual and In-Person Youth Work Experience.


click here to register


presented in partnership with

featuring key note speaker: John Valverde

John Valverde is the President and CEO of YouthBuild USA. He joined YouthBuild in 2017 after decades of work as an advocate for creating access to opportunity and removing barriers for formerly incarcerated and marginalized people.
John began working with imprisoned individuals in 1992 to ensure access to HIV/AIDS counseling, high school equivalency instruction, alternatives to violence programs, and college education.  In 1998, he co-founded Hudson Link for Higher Education, the first privately funded accredited college program in New York’s prisons.  He also was part of the team that developed the first green jobs training program for formerly incarcerated people in NYC and led programs for young adults with criminal justice involvement.
John is a Marano Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Sector Skills Academy and a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow.  He holds a Master of Professional Studies in Urban Ministry from the New York Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Mercy College.


With love and respect, YouthBuild partners with opportunity youth to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership. At nearly 300 YouthBuild programs across the United States and around the world, students reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities. To date, YouthBuild has partnered with more than 180,000 young people to dedicate over 50 million hours of service benefitting urban, rural, and tribal communities. YouthBuild strives to create a world where all young people are seen for their potential, and power to transform themselves and their communities. YouthBuild USA – the support center for the YouthBuild movement – strengthens YouthBuild programs through technical assistance, leadership development, innovative program enhancements, and advocacy. YouthBuild programs located outside of the United States are supported by YouthBuild USA’s international division, YouthBuild International. For more information about the YouthBuild movement, YouthBuild USA, and YouthBuild International, visit

**Event SOLD OUT**


april 6, 2021

This one of a kind training session will teach you how to build cultural competency in serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other gender and sexual minority(LGBTQI+) youth, and supporting their success in the workforce.


This is a separate session from the Youth Practitioners Learning Lab but is available at a discount when you register for both at once. Use the link above to sign up today!

Bowen Public Affairs Consulting was started by activist Andrea (Andy) Bowen in late 2017, with the aim of providing government policy/budget expertise and advocacy for nonprofits and government, all with the broader goal of furthering economic justice. As a transgender woman, Andy has taken on the cause of justice for the community, successfully advocating for transgender peoples’ improved access to corrected identity documents, health care coverage, school facilities, and homeless shelters. Andy was the Executive Director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s LGBTQ civil rights organization, where she broadened the organization’s advocacy into economic justice work, and maintained the organization’s financial stability in the wake of the marriage equality victory.

Andy has extensive experience in lobbying, policy analysis, and civil rights advocacy. She has successfully advocated for transgender, gender nonconforming, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, and intersex peoples’ improved access to corrected identity documents, health care coverage and access, school facilities, housing, workforce programming, and immigration legal support.


In this session, attendees will work with the facilitator to co-create knowledge about the LGBTQI+ community, and share best practices for ensuring workforce programs are affirming for LGBTQI+ people. This will include discussions of pronoun use, hiring LGBTQI+ staff, making LGBTQI+-specific programming, preparing youth for self-advocacy, and screening employers for affirming practices.


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