March Newsletter: Registration Closes April 30th!
Hi YLI Family!
Planning for YLI 2019 is underway, and we're excited to keep you up to date on the latest with our monthly newsletter!
Pictures: YLI 2018
Register by April 30th!
We are excited to grow our YLI family this year by inviting other groups from around New England to attend! Our hope is that this effort will grow our community of power building and knowledge sharing for youth organizing around New England.
While all 20 NEYON groups will be invited to attend YLI 2019, this year your attendance is optional. Because of these shifts, registration deadlines will be stricter than in past years, and you may lose your spot at YLI if you miss the deadline.
Your deadline for registering for this year's YLI is April 30th. If your organization does not register by then, we will assume you are not planning on attending YLI this summer.
When and where is YLI 2019?
Date: August 5 - 7, 2019
Location: Babson Executive Conference Center
How many people can your organization bring?
We ask each organization to bring up to six students and two adults*. Adult chaperones play a critical role at YLI throughout the event, so please choose who will represent your organization or school with care and ensure they’re able to fully support all of your students and be fully engaged at YLI for the whole time.
*If your organization has YPT members, you may bring up to six student attendees in addition to your YPT members.
What information do you need to register?
The following is information you will need to know about your youth and adult allies for online registration. We recommend collecting this information about each person before attempting to register, if possible.
Number of youth attendees and adult allies
For example, if you know you will be bringing 6 youth, please complete 6 youth registrations. We don't need exact names of each attendee just yet, but you will be prompted to input names for each registration. You can use placeholder names like "Person One," "Person Two," etc. We need to know how many attendees your organization is bringing to make sure we have enough space for everyone at YLI.
Dietary accommodations and needs
Accessibility needs regarding access to language or the physical space
Why do we ask for gender pronouns? Read more here.
The registration password: YLI2019
You can update your attendee's information on the online registration form as your attendee list comes together. You will be able to adjust names, t-shirt sizes, dietary and accessibility needs, and pronouns once you know who your attendees will be.
Adult Support Needed
As many of you know from previous years, the formal YLI schedule goes until about 7:30pm each night. There are less formal social activities for youth to participate in until midnight--which is the official lights out time. All adult chaperones are responsible for making sure all six youth they accompany are safe and accounted for at all times during YLI. In an effort to get more organized around how we collectively support youth during the evening hours, we’re asking all adults to sign up for a slot of time where we’ll take turns spending time with youth during social activities. This will ensure that each room has enough adult support and that those responsibilities are spread evenly across chaperones. Other adults will be responsible for staffing the social activities, but your presence will help the general flow of the evening and the transition to lights out go smoothly. We are asking for your preference for time slots the online registration. Let us know which times you prefer and we will coordinate closer to the event.
Youth Planning Team
Preparing most of the YLI content is the Youth Planning Team (YPT), a group of young people from schools and organizations throughout New England. The YPT is selected through an application process and supported by CYCLE to create YLI learning spaces and facilitate at YLI. The YPT came together during a retreat the weekend of March 16th - 17th to get started on the planning. We're excited to introduce you to the YPT in next month's newsletter!
The New YLI Website
Keep checking the YLI website for updates on things like the call for workshop proposals, and an introduction to the Youth Planning Team. And remember all forms, YLI information, monthly newsletters, and more is also available on the YLI website!
New to YLI this year is Nichole Smith, Administrative Assistant at CYCLE. You may have seen Nichole stopping in at YLI 2018. Nichole is working on logistics, so you will be hearing from her often. Reach out to Nichole for anything YLI related at email@example.com or 401-276-4891.
Coming up in the April Newsletter
Meet the YLI Team
Call for workshop proposals
We realize it takes a village to make a successful YLI so we thank you for your commitment and support. Please share this email with whoever should have access to it and follow up with Nichole if we need to add or remove someone from this distribution. In particular, we want to make sure all adults coming to YLI this year are in the loop.