#TYANAcademy19 was held Aug. 12-14, 2019 in College Station, bringing together our partners to explore transformative approaches for advancing youth-adult partnerships in communities. Thanks to our wonderful speakers, volunteers, staff and attendees!
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What did attendees gain from this program? Here are a few takeaways:
- Brazos County Judge Celina Vasquez can do anything!
- TYAN’s Volunteers saved the day with extra shifts worked – and a worm demonstration at the dance off.
- Patricia Bailey-Jones and Vikings Kicking Out Tobacco are SUPERSTARS.
- Brytani Cavil taught us about the importance of intention when it comes to organizational change and maximizing youth voice.
- David Cabrera is a Guitar Hero.
- Corliss Outley demonstrated how youth and adult equity in the decision-making process isn’t just about a relationship status; it’s a discipline we must practice.
- Alicia Rosas and Georgianne Crowell showed us the difference between advocacy and lobbying…and even made Logic Models interesting!
- DJ Franco knows how to get everyone dancing – and Dottie Carmichael is unstoppable on the floor.
- Brent Blackburn’s team can actively engage a group and get them up and moving, even after lunch.
- TYAN’s Youth Advisory Council wowed us with their speaker introductions. Zombies? Breakaway banners? Yes, please.
- Keynotes Jessica Moreno and Alejandra Saenz showed us how meaningful and impactful a youth-adult partnership can be, through their own inspiring example.
- Our Community Partners are transforming positive youth development outcomes across Texas!
Get ready for the 2019 TYAN Community Leadership Academy! This special event brings together TYAN Community Partners and potential collaborators to share best practices, innovative ideas, and engaged thoughtful discussion. Adult or youth partners who are active senior leaders and/or emerging junior leaders with our partner organizations are encouraged to participate.
#TYANAcademy19 session topics include:
- Building and strengthening partnerships
- Improving youth-centered decision making
- Conducting needs assessments
- Including youth in program evaluation
- Negotiating change on a community-wide scale
Each session will address both youth (ages 10-24) and adults at all levels of the partnership process. In addition, there will be numerous activities to help partners get to know each other and simply have fun! View the full agenda.
Complementary registration includes:
- Three days of interactive training, team discussion and real-time coaching from experienced leaders in youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships
- A packet of powerful tools to use in future planning
- Accommodations at the Hilton College Station and Conference Center
- Healthy meals, as well as snacks and drinks throughout the day, to keep you energized as you build your organization’s capacity and connections
- Opening night dinner and games at Grand Station Entertainment
- Evening dance with DJ Franco
Made possible by the Texas Department of State Health Services.