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Summit changed my life and I made tons of new connections with people from all over.” -A participant in a recent Summit

Interested in becoming a Summit sponsor?

Contact Chelan at cdavid@yvc.org.

Summit

Who: 

Amazing YVC volunteers and leaders.

What:

A one-of-a-kind virtual experience with your YVC family. We will spend time learning from each other, celebrating each other’s successes, and plotting our way forward. Summit is where we grow together and connect with others across the network.

Why:

More than ever, we need the strength of our community to tackle the dynamic and changing needs of running a youth development program.

When:

October 16
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST

YVC Adult Program Staff are invited to attend a special online virtual experience. Sessions will be hosted by HQ staff and other professionals outside the YVC network and designed to provide participants with learning and engagement opportunities. A full itinerary will be provided in advance.

October 17
6:00 – 7:00 PM CST

As usual, the weekend will also have a celebratory component. We will be hosting an awards ceremony and recognizing accomplishments from across the network. ALL YOUTH VOLUNTEERS AND NETWORK STAFF are invited to join for this live video experience.

Special Youth Experience

We know Summit is a special time when youth are able to connect across the network and see how they are part of a volunteer movement that is so much bigger than any one community. In an effort to promote high quality and meaningful connections, we will be inviting up to two youth from each affiliate to participate in peer interviews. IYAB will be hosting these connections in September! Interviews will be recorded and be available to everyone on Saturday, October 17. Affiliates will be contacted directly with details on the youth selection process.

Network-Wide Project Opportunity *Funding Opportunity*

Affiliates who register for Summit will be able to participate in a friendly project competition. Participants will be awarded a minimum of $300 and a maximum of $1000 for this project, and have the opportunity to win an additional $1000 in the contest. Our goal is to make this an easy and enjoyable project opportunity that meets an ongoing need in all communities. With a significant number of people unemployed due to the pandemic, food pantries have seen a surge in the number of people who need their support. Each participating affiliate will create a Canstructure that will benefit a local agency of your choice. A grant report with photos for your project need to be submitted by October 1, and IYAB will select a winner for the contest. Funding is available to participants. Please confirm your affiliate’s participation in this competition on your Summit registration form. See the Canstructure Project Toolkit for more details and a step-by-step guide to completing this project.

Cost:

$39 per adult

Participation in the youth experience this year will be limited and there will be no additional fee.

YVCHQ has subsidized Summit registration costs for the last 8 years, with HQ covering some of the cost to bring the YVC family together. This year, Summit registration costs are significantly reduced, and there will be no travel costs for you. We hope this is helpful to your budgets, which we know are already under pressure due to COVID.

Grants and Funding:

Since the virtual Summit experience will be considerably less expensive, we will not be providing the previously communicated funding for the in-person conference. We hope to be able to offer this next year for the 2021 Summit in Queens. However, we do still plan to have a drawing for a $1,000 grant that can be applied towards Summit 2021. To be eligible, you must submit a Retroactive Sunderland Grant Application by August 31, 2020. Each application is a new entry for the drawing. We will draw the winner on November 30, 2020.

In addition, grant funding will be available to affiliates who elect to participate in the network-wide project opportunity for our 2020 Summit experience.

 

 

 SUMMIT 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Check out these moments captured at #yvcsummit by staff and volunteers on our Facebook page
  • See the winners of the IYAB #YVCSummitChallenge on Instagram
  • Email AnnMarie Thomas if you want to share your Summit experience in a blog or social media post
  • Read about the award winners on our blog