Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education
Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education

YLI 2019 Newsleter

May Newsletter: Update Your Attendee Information!

Thank you for registering for YLI!


We are now opening registration for new organizations! And we want to help our returning organizations bring a full crew of 6 youth. CYCLE staff will be in touch if you have open slots. If you have already registered 6 youth and are interested in bringing more, please let us know!

Update Your Attendee Information by June 10th

The registration page is open to allow updates to attendee information. Fill in those names and details on your registration by June 10th. To update your attendee information:

  1. Log in to your Eventbrite account. If you did not already have an Eventbrite account you will have created an account with a password during YLI registration.

  2. Find and click on the "2019 Youth Leadership Institute" event in your tickets.

  3. You will be taken to your orders, click on the "Edit" link.

  4. Update the info there!

Call for Proposals!

We’re calling all youth orgs! Do you want to share the work that you are doing in your communities and empower youth all around New England? Now is the time for you! Last year we were excited to learn from one another at YLI during youth-led workshops. We learned organizing skills, restorative justice, and much more. This year we want to do it all over again!

The theme for the Youth Leadership Institute 2019 is “From Vision to Action.” At YLI we want to focus on taking our vision for the education that we deserve and make sure that we have the relationships, the tools and the support we need to get into action and make our visions a reality. Having youth-led workshops is one the main parts of YLI where we can gather the tools to do this and we are excited to see what we can learn this year! 

If your organization is interested in applying to present a workshop, visit the workshop proposal page on the YLI website to learn more about the theme and to submit your proposal today!

Meet the YPT!

YPT Retreat. March 16-17, 2019, Providence, RI.

YPT Retreat. March 16-17, 2019, Providence, RI.

In February CYCLE staff selected 12 students from all over New England to be a part of the Youth Planning Team (YPT) for this year's Youth Leadership Institute. The YPT will plan and implement YLI in partnership with CYCLE staff, and the team got the ball rolling with a retreat in Providence in March. Jnanarisvanthi Athina from The Connecticut Youth Forum and Shawn Brooks from Hearing Youth Voices are both current members of the YPT and they shared some of their hopes and expectations for this year's YLI in CYCLE's latest blog post. Check out the blog to read a Q&A with Jnana and Shawn, and meet all of this year's YPT members here.

New Conference App!

This year, instead of binders, we are using Whova, a conference app! Whova will hold all of our materials and allow you to easily access the agenda, take session notes, create a personal conference schedule, and receive last minute updates on room and schedule changes. Download the Whova app using the links below.

Get our official event app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

Survey Reminder

Please help us plan content and structure for home team time, and the adult affinity space. If possible, please complete the survey with the young people and adults who will be attending YLI. This survey should take about 15 minutes of your time (unfortunately, you can't save progress on this survey). We understand this is a bit long, and appreciate your thoughtful reflections in advance!

YLI Schedule

YLI planning is kicking into high gear, and the schedule is up!

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