If you are a YMCA staff member passionate about your work in the areas of early childhood, afterschool programing or working with teens, the Youth Development Summit is for you!
This innovative conference will empower attendees through personal and professional leadership training that will help them improve their programs, strengthen their teams, and truly influence the lives of the youth they work with. The Youth Development Summit is also an approved conference for YMCA Leadership Recertification credit*.
The Summit is a unique networking and growth opportunity for anyone involved with the YMCA’s youth development movement, and will feature engaging workshops and keynote speakers. We are excited to share a powerful lineup of keynote speakers and workshop leaders which can be found here!
You can enrich your YDS experience with two additional YUSA LCDC courses: Intro to Fiscal Management and Volunteerism, offered at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Sunday and Monday September 23 & 24 respectively! These classes are a great way to maximize your learning when you attend the YDS. Separate registration for these classes can be found here.
*recertification credit applies to staff who have earned the Multi-Team Leader Certification or the Organizational Leader Certification.