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2024 Annual Youth Leadership Forum

The 2024 Annual Youth Leadership Forum will take place on February 5th and 6th at the Empire State Plaza, in Albany. 


Registration and more information is now available here.


On Monday, youth convene in Meeting Room 6 on the Concourse Level; participate in keynote and workshop sessions and Tuesday, youth and Youth Bureau representatives are encouraged to set up appointments with state representatives.  


This event is sponsored by the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus and funded by a legislative grant.  The forum is an interactive leadership and educational seminar being offered to youth (ages 12 and older) and Youth Bureau personnel from across New York State.  Youth will engage in fun teambuilding exercises, participate in discussion groups and be inspired to bring what they learned back to their communities.  


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2023 Keynote Speaker

Wayne Winsley, Founder & CEO, Brave Enough to Fail, Inc.

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2022 Keynote Speaker

Jeremy Butler, Chief Administrative Officer, ICAN & Event Specialist, Grand Dynamics International (GDI)

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2019 Keynote Speaker

Tonier Cain, Trauma Survivor, Trauma Informed Care Expert


2018 Keynote Speaker

Ken Nwadkie, Jr., Peace Activist, Video Journalist, Youtube Personality


2017 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yusef Salaam, Advocate, Producers & Board Member, The Innocence Project


2016 Keynote Speaker

Regina M. Clark, CSP, International Speaker, Author & Founder, Creative Performance Solutions, LLC

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2015 Keynote Speaker

Mark Fenton, National Public Health, Planning, and Transportation Consultant - helping to build more walkable, bike friendly environments

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