Youth Empowerment Summit


The California Coalition for Youth will host the two-day Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) on April 24th through the 25th at the Sacramento Convention Center. YES 2019 will teach formerly foster, runaway, and homeless transition-age youth on how to become change leaders in their communities and youth leaders on youth issues. Through the various workshops and meetings with California representatives at the State Capitol, YES participants will get firsthand experience in creating positive change in their communities and advocate for youth at the legislative level.

YES will feature an array of speakers, throughout the YES program, ranging from California State Senators, Members of California’s Assembly, to Youth Advocates and presenters from various levels of expertise and service organizations.

The Coalition’s annual Youth Conference (currently known as the Youth Empowerment Summit) has brought youth and youth advocates to the State Capitol for more than 20 years to teach, inspire and become advocates for positive change. At least 50 percent of YES participants are youth from all across California, many of whom are accessing community services, living in transitional housing or shelters and/or are a part of a youth development program.

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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!


Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A: You can reach out to our conference coordinator, Jason Alviar, at or 916 514-4464 x103

Q: Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
A: It is! Please reach out to Jason Alviar, at or 916 514-4464 x103 to do so.

Q: Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
A: That is okay!

Q: What Hotel/Accommodations are Available?
A: We will have more details to follow

Q: Is there a workshop list available online?
A: We will have more details to follow