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National Youth-At-Risk Conference – Savannah

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Empowering Youth for Success in School and Life: Overcoming Poverty, Violence, and Failure

National Youth-At-Risk Conference
March 1-4, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, GA

The National Youth-At-Risk Conference provides Comprehensive Professional Development for adults who serve youth.

Join us for the upcoming 26th Annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference, March 1–4, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia where spring comes early each year! This conference showcases nationally recognized keynote and featured speakers who provide professional development for adults serving youth, especially in high-poverty schools (Title I) and communities. Over 120 training sessions provide research-based programs and best practices for creating safe, healthy, caring, and intellectually empowering educational environments that foster the well-being of all children and adolescents.


This Conference is Designed for:
All persons interested in the well-being of youth, included but not limited to:

  • Teachers at all levels
  • Principals and Assistant Principals
  • School Counselors and Psychologists
  • Health and Human Service Counselors and Personnel
  • Criminal Justice Professionals
  • Business and Community Leaders
  • Volunteer Service Providers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Social Workers
This Conference Includes:
  • Poverty Simulation Session Event (Capped Participation at 80)
  • Participation in Concurrent Conference Presentations
  • Conference materials
  • Grand Keynote Reception: Sunday, March 1, 2015 (Please select under workshops)
  • Poster Presentation Reception: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Keynote Presentation: Monday, March 2, 2015
  • Keynote Presentation: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • Access to NYAR Idol Night: Monday, March
  • Continental breakfast: March 2, 3, 4, 2015
  • Access to conference exhibit area
Conference Alignment with Title I, Title IIA, TKES & LKES Chart
Conference Objectives
For children and youth placed at risk, conference attendees will be able to:

  • Apply research-based instructional strategies & programs to close achievement gaps & address individual learning differences.
  • Identify academic learning activities that are challenging & relevant.
  • Demonstrate educational equity in school & address issues of disproportionality.
  • Improve social & emotional skills & promote a positive school climate for student engagement & learning.
  • Design a well-managed, safe, & orderly environment that is conducive to learning & encourages respect for all.
  • Examine intervention, prevention, & treatment strategies & programs to promote academic, mental, & physical wellness in the school & community.
  • Increase parental engagement & community support for student resiliency & achievement.
National Youth-At-Risk is hosted by
In Cooperation With
  • ALTernatives, Savannah, GA
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
  • Bethesda Home for Boys, Savannah, GA
  • Bulloch County Schools, Statesboro, GA
  • Economic Opportunity Authority, Savannah, GA
  • Effingham County Board of Education, Springfield, GA
  • Family Connection Partnership Savannah, GA
  • First District RESA Safe and Drug-Free Schools & Communities, Brooklet, GA
  • Georgia Department of Human Resources: Office of Prevention Services, Savannah, GA
  • Georgia Department of Education, Division of School & Leader Quality, Atlanta, GA
  • Parent University, Savannah, GA
  • Pineland MH/MR/SA Services/Southeast Prevention Services, Statesboro, GA
  • Savannah/Chatham Public Schools, Savannah, GA
  • Savannah State University, Savannah, GA




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