Youth Empowerment Summit

A message from our Executive Director, Jevon Wilkes:

Dear Friends,

As a result of the recent COVID-19 public health situation, the California Coalition for Youth’s (CCY) Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) Committee have decided not to hold YES as scheduled for March 29-31, 2020. This decision is based on the strong recommendations from the California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s office: California Department of Public Health recommendations.

The health and safety of our supporters, volunteers, staff and partners, many of whom provide essential physical and mental wellness care in our community, is a top priority. We are working closely with Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade to host the Youth Empowerment Summit at a later date when threats of COVID-19 have subsided. If you made hotel reservations using the link we provided, the hotel will cancel your reservation, otherwise please cancel your reservation as soon as possible.

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The California Coalition for Youth (CCY) is excited to kick off our Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) 2020! This summit marks our 16th year of convening youth, community leaders, and youth service providers to learn, educate, advocate and collectively work with California’s Elected Officials to prevent and end youth homelessness in California.

Conference programming will consist of inspirational speakers, educational workshops, and informative roundtables. Time will also be dedicated to celebrating legislative, community, and youth champions engaged in efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness throughout California.

YES 2020 attendees will leave the conference with new-found knowledge and an understanding of how they can improve and empower the lives of California’s Youth.

Registration for CCY’s annual Youth Empowerment Summit is up and running! Head over to and register you, your staff, and your youth, today!

Who Should Attend?

  • Transition Age Youth (ages 16-24)
  • Street Outreach Workers
  • Shelter Staff
  • Executive Directors & CEOs
  • Transitional Living Program Staff
  • Youth Mentors
  • Anyone Passionate About Empowering and Improving the Lives of Youth!

For more information please contact Jevon Wilkes, Executive Director. Email: | Phone: 916-514-4464 x 101

YES 2020 Schedule

More details coming soon!