The Annual Meeting of the Association is your opportunity to unite with other members of the association who share your passion for the welfare of our youth. What better way to start a cold winter day in Minnesota than to be among a community of change-makers, learning, laughing, and celebrating our successes together?

This meeting is designed to be lively, fun, and informative. The atmosphere is intentionally upbeat and the outlook is future-focused to inspire new ideas and approaches. You’ll hear from a variety of speakers who’ll add value and insight for you. You’ll have a chance to participate in a group exercise and dynamic discussion.

Many members of the association arrive early to catch-up with old friends. Some come to network with new folks they haven’t met yet. Others, to learn about best practices and new insights into effective Youth Intervention strategies. Whatever your motivation is for joining us at the Annual Meeting, we’re sure you’ll find it to be time well-spent. Help yourself to light breakfast food, coffee, and beverages – all are provided free to you as a member of the association.

During the Annual Meeting, you’ll hear about the state of your association. The focus is on the current benefits you receive and new ideas we have in the works to help you better meet the needs of your organization. You’ll also have a chance to provide input into how YIPA can improve our services, and you’ll vote on YIPA’s Board of Directors.

The highlight of the Annual Meeting of the Association is recognizing the outstanding achievements of youth work professionals who were nominated for our Friends of Youth Leadership Award. This honor was created as a way for you to provide your superstar with the recognition they deserve. You’ll hear the stories that were shared about why each nominee deserved to win this award. They are moving and inspirational, to say the least. The annual inductees to the Youth Intervention Hall of Fame are presented their awards and wholeheartedly celebrated by all! This is a really special moment and you will want to be there to feel the pride and joy for yourself.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be surrounded by people who believe the best about our youth, just like you. Join us for the next Annual Meeting of the Association. Here are the logistics:

  • Friday, December 7, 2018
  • 9:00 am-11:00 am Central Time
  • Hospitality table opens at 8:30 am so you can arrive early, help yourself to  coffee and breakfast snacks, meet up with colleagues and get comfortable
  • Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, Garden View Room, 5600 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443