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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
Conference Objectives
  • Examine attitudes and beliefs and learn that change and growth have unlimited possibilities.
  • Gain an increased understanding of some specific actions that can make a difference in the life of a young person.
  • Identify factors that contribute to high student achievement.
  • Identify conditions that protect against risk factors and identify some strategies that foster resiliency in children at risk.
  • Become acquainted with a sampling of prevention programs that are effective for certain populations and the strategies that work.
  • Recognize opportunities for youth participation in planning, operating, and evaluating youth-focused programs and organizations
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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