Youth Adult Partnership Conference

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OSBHA’s first ever Youth-Adult Partnership Conference aims to promote collaboration between youth and adults by highlighting bridge-building tools and perspectives that empower both adults and youth within community organizations to advance change that positively influences young people’s lives. The conference will be a platform to elevate youth voices and the work young people are doing with adult partners for meaningful participation in decision-making processes that impact them. Strategies and concrete skills and tools will be provided to support authentic youth-adult partnerships. 

The conference will build upon critical infrastructure established by OSBHA through programs including the OSBHA Youth Corps and its Youth Voices for Youth Health Initiative. Through these programs, we envision and seek to realize a group of empowered, diverse, and skilled youth who play a critical role in promoting youth services and relevant policies responsive to community needs. Activities will highlight the work of approximately 30 active youth leaders, ages 15-24, and provide hands-on interactive opportunities for youth and adults alike to engage in authentic youth-adult partnerships. Participants will leave with tools and information that can immediately be put into practice.   

Impact: Healthy partnerships create equitable spaces for youth and adults to work together to ensure that youth services are relevant, successful, and sustainable.  200 participants from diverse Oregon communities are anticipated.  

Dates: Thursday April 27th – Friday, April 28th, 2023   

Location: Bend, Oregon at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Conference Space  

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Interested in being a presenter at the conference? Fill out the Speaker Proposal form to submit your application. 

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