YOUTH PROGRAM

Join hundreds of your peers from different states to network, attend workshops and meetings, and explore San Antonio, Texas! Only 250 youth delegates and chaperones can participate. To maximize the number of youth delegates, we ask that cities keep as close as possible to a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 6 delegates from their city.

The Youth Delegate Planning Committee is already working hard to put together a great conference for youth delegates at the 2019 City Summit in San Antonio. If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to join the planning committee, please contact youthengagement@nlc.org.

The conference will provide

  • Interactive leadership-building opportunities;
  • Social and networking opportunities with fellow youth delegates, mentors and elected officials;
  • Opportunities to attend workshops and activities;
  • Challenging and inspiring speakers and presenters, and
  • A spotlight on youth voice and youth councils in government!

Registration Requirements

A Youth Delegate is a high school student, aged 13 through 18, who is engaged in a youth council/advisory board or other civic activity. Please use these other registration categories if you are not a Youth Delegate:

  • Students are students in higher education institutions attending the conference for academic purposes.
  • Spouse/Guests may include children under the age of 13, typically children of elected officials attending the conference.
  • Neither Students nor Guests participate in Youth Delegate activities.

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Youth Program

Youth Delegate Welcome Lunch

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session and Orientation

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Youth Delegates become acquainted with each other and the conference through activities and peer sharing. Youth Councils will participate in a poster session to share their major accomplishments or goals for the year.

Youth Program

Youth Delegate and Local Leader Networking Lunch with Graffiti Wall Gallery Walk

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:00pm

Youth Delegate Advocacy Through the Arts Workshop

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Delegates will explore how different art forms can be used as advocacy tools. We will highlight the power of art to influence public opinion through a presentation and Q&A with two local artists. Delegates will also design their own ideas on a graffiti wall, through spoken word, or other art forms, share out with the group, and learn from their peers.

Speaker

Youth Delegate Chaperone Workshop

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Youth Delegate Social and Dinner at Mission Marquee, Hosted by the City of San Antonio

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Youth delegates will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with their peers from different states, the San Antonio Youth Commission and other City Leaders! They can expect a fun evening of interactive games, live music, art exhibits and local favorites from some of the City’s best food trucks at the Historic Mission Marquee Plaza. 

Youth Program

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Equity Breakout Session: The Gender Pay Gap

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:15am

Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Gun Violence/Public Health Safety

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:15am

Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Local Policy: Preventing Teen Dating Violence and Gun Violence and Public Health Safety

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:15am

Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Youth Action on Municipal Environmental Issues

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:15am

Youth Delegates will have a selection of youth-led sessions focused on policies of concern to them.

Youth Delegate Workshop: Build Your Own Political Campaign

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:15pm

With the nation in the midst of a presidential election, Youth Delegates will have the opportunity to develop their own political campaign.  What are your key policy goals? What slogan will energize and connect with your constituents?

Speaker

  • Em Burnett National Advisory Council Representative - Code for America

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at youthengagement@nlc.org for questions related to the youth delegate programming.