Youth Video-Why I'm Going to the National Conference

April 15, 2012


See Video by Minnesota youth on why they are attending the conference.

The Children’s Defense Fund national conference will gather leading researchers, educators, policymakers, practitioners, faith leaders, and advocates including 1,500 young adult leaders from July 22nd - July 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The CDF Young Advocate Leadership Training (YALT®) program provides action-oriented training to equip young adult leaders (ages 18-30) with the skills and supports needed to help dismantle the Cradle to Prison PipelineTM through organizing and advocacy efforts in communities across America.

YALT will have a special track at the Children’s Defense Fund’s National Conference. There will be travel and lodging support available for YALT participants. Please note that YALT is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending the national conference as a YALT participant, please contact Nicole Hernandez.