Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Outdoor Adventure Center 
1801 Atwater St
Detroit, MI 48207

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Kelsey Cavanagh-Strong or John Weiss 
Neutral Zone 
kelsey@neutral-zone.org or weiss@neutral-zone.org

Youth Driven Spaces 2018 Inaugural Conference 

Come to the Youth Driven Spaces 2017 Inaugural Conference! This conference will initiate the development of a formal movement of YDS programs and agencies to sustain and enhance program quality and YDS practices. It will also offer a platform for YDS programs to share practices and project successes and plan ways to collaborate across agencies.

Conference components include:

  •  Networking opportunities
  • Youth-led break out sessions to hear what other agencies are doing to increase youth voice and leadership within their settings 
  •  A creative digital storytelling exercise to capture the importance of after school programming as a mode of increasing youth voice, leadership and engagement across the state of Michigan
  • A world cafe to discuss sustaining leadership, funding and youth voice to bolster YDS throughout Michigan and beyond. 

This conference is for YOUTH and ADULTS. Agencies are expected to register a team of youth and adults in order to participate! 


                                                   Sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation 


Cost for adults: $10.00 per person 

Cost for youth: $5.00 per person 

Register Now!