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“All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.” – Samantha Power

As a youth worker, you know the value of empathy and the life-changing difference your care and compassion make for the young people you serve. Youth work is social justice work and social justice needs us to be active advocates for this cause.

The virtual Youth Intervention Summit is an event designed to amp up your advocacy on behalf of young people. By joining together at the Youth Intervention Summit we create a movement to disrupt the status quo and bring about systemic change.

We (all of us) simply cannot rest until Youth Intervention is wholeheartedly embraced and fully funded. You are the key. You intimately understand your community needs and MN State Legislators need to learn from you to inform their policy and funding decisions.

Young people need all youth workers to be vocal, active, civic-minded advocates for better policies and adequate funding for youth-serving programs. Your participation in the virtual Youth Intervention Summit is vital to young people.

Join us on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 10:00 am to 10:50 am Central Time.
Together we’ll work to secure more funding for youth-serving programs across Minnesota.

Check out the 2022 virtual Youth Intervention Summit and get inspired for 2023!
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The agenda included Chelsea Johnson as our guest speaker. She is the President of Youth Board at the Northfield Union of Youth. We also heard from State Rep. Cedrick Frazier (DFL) and State Senator Mark Johnson (R) about their priorities for the 2022 legislative session.
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Summit Comments

Attending the Summit is valuable because of the concise view of YIPA activity and the presentation of opportunities to influence support for our programs.

We need to take action now, and whether you know what you’re doing or not, the team at the Youth Intervention Summit is here to prepare you for the job.

Love the virtual format! It allows those of us in greater Minnesota to be able to participate! Looking forward to networking in person at the YIP Youth Rally this year!

Hearing from senators and representatives was nice. I haven’t been to many events where that was provided as an opportunity by the host, so that was amazing! It was nice hearing about the things they prioritized. It definitely helps with our own actions. The information you provided on lobbying was also very nice to have.

Join us on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 10:00 am to 10:50 am Central Time.
Together we’ll secure more funding for youth-serving programs across Minnesota.