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YP! is Hiring - Apply Today!

YOUTH POWER! is seeking applications for the following positions:

Social Marketing and Events Coordinator
Western Regional Youth Partner
NYC Regional Youth Partner 

For the full postings, and instructions on how to apply, visit
NYISA Applications Due January 28, 2018
The New York Institute for Self-Advocacy (NYISA) is YP!'s initiative designed to train people with developmental disabilities to advocate for themselves and their peers in community, systematic, and policy settings. Partnering with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and funded by the New York Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC), the Institute will teach participants teach participants important skills such as public speaking, elected representative relations, social media literacy, budgeting, and more.

The first year will be focused on the topic of employment. Graduates from the institute will go on to become part of the Emerging Leaders Network, taking what they have learned and helping others across New York State become fellow self-advocates.

NYISA is hosting the self-advocacy institute March 10-13, 2018 for people with developmental disabilities ages 21 and up. This event and follow-up activities are FREE to attend.

The four-day event takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy.
The deadline for applications is January 28, 2018.

 Apply via: or contact Zack Kilmer at for more information.
University of YOUTH POWER! Call for Professors
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June 23-26, 2018, YOUTH POWER! will host the fifth annual University of YOUTH POWER! (UYP). UYP is the premiere youth peer leadership conference modeled after a college experience. This conference provides Youth Peer Advocates and change agents the opportunity to build skills and expand their professional network.  Young people ages 18 to 30 can register for this for-youth-by-youth social justice conference with a major of Peer Advocacy or Systems Advocacy.
Individuals are not limited to one proposal. We encourage you to consider proposals that address the specific needs of each major or provide advanced and beginner courses to fit the diverse needs of students. Proposals can also include creative and engaging activities for all students to participate in.  Proposals are due by Friday, February 23, 2018.

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Seeking Input From Our Members
Calling All Youth
We want to hear from YOUth!
As our network continues to build and grow,  we are seeking input from our members on how you, and youth groups across the state, prefer to be engaged and be a part of our network.
Please fill out a brief survey on how YP! can support YOU!
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YOUTH POWER! is the New York State network of young people who have been labeled and are seeking change.  Together, we have decided to speak up about our experiences because no one knows what it is like for us better than we do.  Through peer-to-peer mentoring, we empower young people to be active citizens who are aware of government operations, their rights and the ability to use their voices to influence policies, practices, regulations and laws.  We are young people helping other people, ensuring availability of self-help and peer support while changing systems so that young people get the support they need with the respect and dignity they deserve.  Nothing About Us Without Us!

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