Quarterly Meetings

The Association’s quarterly meetings are a perfect opportunity to participate in community-building and best practice sharing. You’ll have the chance to network and gain new perspectives from a diverse membership. You’ll get up-to-date information and insight about what YIPA is working on for you.  Most importantly, these meetings are a way for you to voice your needs, give us your feedback, and let us know how we can best serve you.

Quarterly Meetings for 2017:

  • March 17, 2017

By attending this quarterly meeting you will join like-minded people and engage in dialogue about real life stories of Youth Intervention. Since we are at critical phases with our advocacy work at the Capitol, you will learn some exciting progress we’ve made and hear about a path to change everything… seriously. Finally, we’ve invited legislators to hear the following passionate stories that will shed a spotlight on the value you provide to your community.

*A panel of female offenders currently incarcerated. These women will share painful experiences and candidly describe the behaviors that led to their incarceration.

*Timothy Cameron, who is a former addict with a story that would be difficult to make up. He bravely explains his early years and describes how his story would have been so much different if he had a trusting adult in his life as a youth.

*Youth from Northfield Union of Youth (a YIPA member). They will explain how this program is helping them make good decisions and be part of their community.

We will also outline opportunities we have created for you and other surprises. The meeting is March 17 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, Garden View Room 5600 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. Registration begins at 8:30, so come early to network and make new friends. You are needed! Join us!

June 16, 2017

  • Fondly referred to as our YIPicnic, our June meeting features a BBQ lunch, lawn games and a chance to enjoy one of the most scenic parks in Minneapolis with your fellow youth work friends and family.
  • September 15, 2017
    • It’s YIPA FEST!  We proudly host a day-long celebration of Youth Intervention and honor your contributions to our youth and to our communities. YIPA FEST is FREE for members. Click here to learn more about YIPA FEST.
  • December 8, 2017
    • Our Annual Meeting of the Association is when we present the Friends of Youth Leadership awards, add a new class of inductees to the Youth Intervention Hall of Fame, provide the state of the Association and have some fun celebrating excellence in Youth Intervention.

Quarterly Meetings for 2017:

  • March 17, 2017

You are why we exist. Everything we do is designed to help you succeed. By attending this quarterly meeting you will join like-minded people and engage in dialogue about real life stories of Youth Intervention.

We are at critical phases with our advocacy work at the Capitol. I will provide some exciting progress and share a path to change everything… seriously.

We’ve invited legislators to hear these passionate stories and shed a spotlight on the value you provide you community.

*A panel of female offenders currently incarcerated. These women will share painful experiences and candidly describe the behaviors that led to their incarceration.

*Timothy Cameron, who is a former addict with a story that would be difficult to make up. He bravely explains his early years and describes how his story would have been so much different if he had a trusting adult in his life as a youth.

*Youth from Northfield Union of Youth (a YIPA member). They will explain how this program is helping them make good decisions and be part of their community.

The meeting will also include a legislative update, outline opportunities we have created for you and other surprises.

The meeting is March 17 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, Garden View Room 5600 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.

Registration begins at 8:30, so come early to network and make new friends. You are needed! Join us!

June 16, 2017

  • Fondly referred to as our YIPicnic, our June meeting features a BBQ lunch, lawn games and a chance to enjoy one of the most scenic parks in Minneapolis with your fellow youth work friends and family.
  • September 15, 2017
    • It’s YIPA FEST!  We proudly host a day-long celebration of Youth Intervention and honor your contributions to our youth and to our communities. YIPA FEST is FREE for members. Click here to learn more about YIPA FEST.
  • December 8, 2017
    • Our Annual Meeting of the Association is when we present the Friends of Youth Leadership awards, add a new class of inductees to the Youth Intervention Hall of Fame, provide the state of the Association and have some fun celebrating excellence in Youth Intervention.

Attending our quarterly meetings is a great way to enhance your work outcomes, meet new colleagues and renew your passion for helping youth succeed. We take the time to celebrate each other’s accomplishments. If you are a member, join us and experience firsthand all that YIPA membership has to offer.

Jessica Schiff Woodland Hills