Youth In Action
YOUTH IN ACTION
Throughout the nation, youth are heavily involved in civic-led change movements in their communities. Youth and young adults trained by CADCA are demonstrating that they can be the leaders of today and for the future in these vital endeavors. To support the leadership development of your youth, CADCA has developed two experiences to equip them with the essential knowledge and skills needed to make significant community-level change. If you're looking for interactive, singular workshops, take advantage of the Summit for Youth Leaders! If you and your youth want to be trained in community problem solving, the intensive National Youth Leadership Initiative is right for you. Each successfully trains youth to be catalysts for change so both are great choices!
Summit for Youth Leaders
Youth from across the country are working to keep their communities’ safe, healthy and drug free! Participants in this track will have the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge by attending a series of interactive workshops. An emphasis will be placed on progressive strategies for community work and state-of-the art presentation techniques. Proposals of particular interest include those that address comprehensive approaches to developing youth advocates, implementing civic-led change movements, and training youth as change agents to foster systems change. This track is for young people and interested adults.
To view the complete schedule of events for the Summit for Youth track, please click here.
National Youth Leadership Initiative:
This intensive competency-based leadership training is a flagship CADCA workforce development program that teaches strategies to create and nurture the growth of committed young leaders through their work within coalitions. The NYLI Experience helps youth and their adult coaches develop an action plan that clearly defines strategies that young leaders will carry out to address the problems and goals that the coalition is striving to affect. Join us for a leadership experience that reflects our motto: “Youth-led and Adult-guided.” CADCA has developed a curriculum for the NYLI Experience so we are not taking proposals for this track.
To view the complete schedule of events for the NYLI, please click here.
REQUIREMENTS: To participate in NYLI, both youth and their adult advisors must attend ALL NYLI sessions throughout Forum week. Adults must attend with at least one youth and pay the adult registration rate. All youth must provide the Parent Consent Form and the Youth Consent Form to CADCA by February 2 via e-mail or fax 703-705-0573.
Please contact Kristine von Brook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-54-CADCA or 703-706-0560 ext. 233.