Virtual Statewide & Regional Youth Events

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Professional Development Program are pleased to announce the 2020 Virtual Statewide and Regional Youth Events.

This year’s theme is New York Youth Forward: Youth Voices for Change-It’s Up to Us. This event will offer youth and adult partners opportunities to increase skills, knowledge, and abilities to engage in creating positive change in their communities.

We are seeking submissions from youth of a drawing, sketch, painting, or poem addressing foster care and/or youth issues and challenges. Selected works will be featured during the event. Please send your submission by October 4 to

Statewide Event

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Registration is open until Nov. 17

Regionally Focused Events

Region 1 - Thursday, Dec. 3, 4:00pm - 6:30 pm
Region 2 - Wednesday, Dec. 2, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Region 3 - Friday, Dec. 11, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Region 4 - Wednesday, Dec. 9, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Region 5 - Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Region 6 - Thursday, Dec. 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Download the agenda, registration form, and art submission information.

Do you have questions about registration? Contact your youth engagement specialist.


  • This event will be offered via Webex. Please be sure that you register with a current email address to receive up-to-date event information and the link to join the event. 

  • Participants will be able to send questions and comments to the event host. You can also send questions and comments before each event to .

  • All sessions will be recorded.