2024 Youth Practitioners' Conference

March 11-13, 2024

Holiday Inn
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 

NYATEP's Youth Practitioners' Conference annually welcomes hundreds of workforce professionals working with young adults from across New York. This event is a unique opportunity to educate our colleagues from across the northeast about the latest research and best practices in assisting young adults, provide inspiration to the front-line staff helping our most vulnerable youth, and help programs from across the state network to collectively problem-solve. We hope you will join us for another year of dynamic presentations and engaging professional development!


Registration is Now Closed!


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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*Subject to change


Monday, March 11, 2024

11:00 AM  Registration Opens
1:00 PM    Welcome
1:30 PM   "How Do You Show Up? And What Do You Do When You Get There?" with Michael DeVito,
                  New York Center for Interpersonal Development
2:30 PM   Ice Cream Social Hour with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
3:45 PM   Workshop Sessions

  • Innovative Solutions to Overcome Income Insecurity Among Young Adults in Supportive Housing - Jericho Project
  • CTE Journeys Unveiled: Student Perspectives at BOCES - Capital Region BOCES Students
  • Career Pathway Success: Best Practices for Youth Empowerment & Engagement - NYSERDA
  • Leading From the Start: How to Train and Retain the Next Generation - Rachel Malik International

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - NEW! Paint & Sip at Holiday Inn (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

8:00 AM     Breakfast
9:00 AM    Building Bridges to Brighter Futures: Empowering Homeless Youth for Workforce Success - Center for Teen Empowerment, Jericho Project, OCFS, and RochesterWorks
10:15 AM   Break
10:30 AM   Workshop Sessions

  • Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce: Using Technology to Close the Youth Work Readiness Gap - Grant Associates
  • Rural Workforce Development Strategy - Genesee County EDC
  • Youth Empowerment and Customer Service Approach - Empowering Youth through the Integrated Resource Team (IRT) Model - NYSDOL
  • Employability Skills and Strategies for Workplace Success - ProLiteracy

11:45 AM  Networking Lunch
12:45 PM New York State Department of Labor’s Virtual Career Center - NYSDOL
1:15 PM    Workshop Sessions

  • From Pilot to Policy: Partnering on Post-Secondary Pathways for Underserved Youth - Institute for Career Development NYC
  • The Flat Ball Theory - Henry Street Settlement
  • Apprenticeships, Employers and You: Oh My! - OpenClassrooms
  • Work Readiness Initiatives and the Early Childhood Workforce - NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

2:30 PM   Break
3:00 PM   Workshop Sessions

  • Credible Messenger Initiative (CMI) - Center for Employment Opportunities 
  • Empowering Futures: Cracking the Code on AI in Youth Workforce Programs - Public Works Partners
  • Keep Your Cookie Cutters in The Kitchen! - Starbridge, Inc.
  • The Resume Revolution: Paving the Way for Youth Success - Vicki Sylvain

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM NEW! Bowling and Games at Saratoga Strike Zone - FREE for all attendees!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

7:00 AM   Breakfast
8:00 AM   Closing Remarks
8:30 AM   A Conversation on Transportation with Tech Valley Shuttle, Capital Region Workforce Development Board, and Six Flags Great Escape
9:30 AM   Break
10:00 AM Workshop Sessions

  • Co-Creating Inclusive and Innovative Environments - Community Impact Strategies
  • Incorporating Equitable Access to Technology for Flexible Skill-Building - Metrix Learning
  • Engaging and Empowering Youth in Unconventional Ways - Center for Hope
  • Understanding Draft WIOA Legislation and Why Your Voice Needs to be Heard - Therese Daly, NYATEP

Event Concludes