Youth Event and Speak Outs 2019

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Congratulations to our Youth Event and Speak Out Design Competition winners: Jovaan, Karen, Joyce, Emane, and Elizabeth

Our annual Youth Event and Speak Outs are opportunities for youth in New York State foster care to be heard.

If you're in NYS care and want to attend, you'll learn valuable skills at the Youth Event Speak Out workshops and be given chances to speak your truth about being in care, whether positive or not so great. This event provides a great opportunity to provide solutions to a panel of decision-makers who have the power to make changes.

The Youth Event Speak Outs take place in all six YIP regions of New York State. Please contact your local youth engagement specialist to register. We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our Youth Event and Speak Out Design Competition winners: Jovaan, Karen, Joyce, Emane, and Elizabeth

2019 Youth Event Speak Out Calendar

Date Time Region Contact
July 17 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Rochester paul.tucker@ocfs.ny.gov
July 23 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Spring Valley/Long Island angela.cardarelli@ocfs.ny.gov
melissa.rivera@ocfs.ny.gov
July 31 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Albany abbi.jordan@ocfs.ny.gov
August 9 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Syracuse rachel-storm.heasley@ocfs.ny.gov
August 15 (tentative) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm NYC kim.dennis-walker@ocfs.ny.gov
August 22 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Buffalo jessica.milliman-estus@ocfs.ny.gov