Youth Delegate Program

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Youth Delegate Welcome Lunch

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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Youth Delegate Opening Session and Orientation

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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.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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

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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Delegate Advocacy Through the Arts Workshop

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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... Read more »

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Youth Delegate Chaperone Workshop

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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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. 

9:00 am - 10:15 am

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

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

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Gun Violence/Public Health Safety

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

9:00 am - 10:15 am

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

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

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Youth Delegate Policy Breakout: Youth Action on Municipal Environmental Issues

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

10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Build Your Own Political Campaign

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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?