Summit 2020: Adult Virtual Experience 10/16

Welcome to Summit 2020: A Virtual Experience! While this isn’t the Summit we imagined, we are still excited to spend time with the YVC family. I am proud of the YVC network, as they have remained flexible and adjusted to new needs and expectations.

We know that it has become increasingly difficult to feel connected to our friends, family, and fellow volunteers. This year, the adult and youth experiences will look very different. Adults will have a full day of networking and workshops, while youth have been encouraged to participate in the network-wide Canstructure project and sign up for peer-to-peer interviews. Connection is what makes Summit special and each track was crafted to generate the most meaningful experience possible. Although we will have separate experiences that facilitate interaction across the network, everyone is encouraged to join us for the Awards Ceremony on October 17 at 6:00 pm CST. Participants are encouraged to tune in 15 minutes early to sign our guest book, participate in an interactive roll call, and connect with peers.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to your community and the desire to provide a platform where youth find belonging through service.

-David Battey, Youth Volunteer Corps President and Founder


General Conference Information


Adult Workshops and Programming
Zoom ID and Password are in your calendar invitation for the event. 

At the start of the day, we will be available for participants to sign on and test their computers. We encourage you to join us at this time to make sure things are working properly. Due to our limited ability to help with tech issues, please use your best judgement to decide if you need to close out and troubleshoot technical problems.

The networking session at the end of the day will have separate Zoom information based on your small group. Please see your confirmation email for details or contact Mia Richardson.

Social Media Challenge
Have you participated in the #YVCSummitChallenge? IYAB has created these challenges and they encourage everyone to participate on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be shared October 23 on HQ social media. Be sure to make your post public, so it can be seen by all.

  • Dress your pet to impress in YVC gear
  • Design a mask on Canva and share your award winning YVC look
  • Create a thank you video for someone who has impacted you during your YVC journey
  • Reflect on and share a pic from your favorite volunteer project

Youth Podcast and Awards Ceremony
Links will be available on October 17. See the details on our public Summit page. Ethic of Service and 100-in-1 Awards should have arrived with your conference package. Celebratory signs for youth volunteers receiving an award were also provided this year! Other awards will be arriving after the conference. In addition to these awards, the winner of the Canstructure Competition will be announced during the awards ceremony. We encourage you to post photos on social media, tag YVC, and use #YVCSummit to recognize these accomplishments.




Post Event
We will be sending an email after the conference with links to Zoom recordings, workshop handouts, reflection resources, and our Summit evaluation.


 Adult Program Details for October 16 – All times are CDT



9:00 – 9:30 am 

Technology Test (optional)

We encourage you to join us at this time to make sure things are working properly. Due to our limited ability to help with tech issues, please use your best judgement to decide if you need to close out during a workshop or networking session to troubleshoot technical problems.

9:30 – 10:00 am

Opening Session (recommended)

Join us as we start the conference, share a land acknowledgement, and prepare to spend the day with the YVC family. We ask participants to be “all in” for this virtual event, leaving your camera on and finding opportunities to engage during the sessions.

10:00 – 10:50 am

Creative Project Planning (recommended)

Let’s think outside the box! Times are changing and so are the needs of not only our youth but our communities. As we adapt to the times we must get creative on how we plan and implement projects. Join us for a fun, lighthearted conversation as we, together, think outside the box!

Facilitator: Lindsay Sites, Program Director of YVC Reading, has a background in Addiction Science and Behavioral Health and has spent most of her career working in inpatient facilities. When not creative project planning you can find Lindsay trying to keep up with her two small children!

10:50 – 11:00 am


11:00 – 12:00 pm

Coffee & Casual Networking (recommended)

Join us for a mid-morning break and enjoy some casual conversation in small groups. A special mug was included in your Summit package for this program. Get to know your YVC colleagues better or catch up on what’s happened since last year’s Summit!

Get to know the network!

12:00 – 1:00 pm


We look forward to seeing you after the lunch break!

1:00 – 1:50 pm

Prepare for Success with Agile XP (recommended)

Information is power!  Join Dr. Darren Woodruff from the DeBruce Foundation and learn about Agile XP.  Agile XP is a free, user-friendly, online tool that can be accessed by youth and youth advocates to discover personal strengths, establish goals for the future, and create a personal plan for education and career success.  The 50-minute presentation will focus on two Agile XP components: developing a growth mindset and overcoming obstacles.

Facilitator: Dr. Woodruff is a senior director at the DeBruce Foundation in Kansas City where he focuses on increasing education and career opportunities in the modern economy.  Prior to this position, Dr. Woodruff was a principal research analyst at the American Institutes for Research and a faculty member at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Woodruff has a Ph.D. from Howard University’s School of Education where he focused on educational psychology, counseling, and human development.

1:50 – 2:00 pm


2:00 – 2:25 pm

Yoga With TK (optional)

In this beginner’s flow, you will learn basic stretches to help relieve tension throughout the body. You will also learn deep breathing techniques that help restore the mind and increase energy. The poses will be suitable for first-timers, wheelchair users, the differently abled, and those with varied mobility methods, as variations will also be demonstrated. No materials needed other than comfortable clothing and an open heart.

Facilitator: Ms. TK is the Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge as well as the Program Director of Baton Rouge’s Youth Volunteer Corps. Though her commitment to serving her community keeps her busy, she finds balance by regularly practicing yoga. Yoga has served as a great stress reliever and way to keep her flexible through the ever-changing needs of those she serves.

Please use the workshop Zoom ID and password for this program.

2:25 – 2:30 pm


2:30 -3:20 pm

YVC: Developing the Next Generation of Advocates, Allies, and Inclusive Leaders (recommended)

One of the goals and pillars of the YVC experience is “to promote among youth a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of their community.” This session provides an overview of diversity, inclusion and equity. Session will also provide resources for leaders to assist in their efforts to guide youth to become allies, advocates and leaders for equity and justice through service.

Facilitator: For nearly two decades Vicki Clark Consulting has helped build the capacity of nonprofit, government, faith-based, and business sector organizations through training, speaking, writing, and consulting. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Vicki Clark has extensive experience as both a speaker, trainer, facilitator, mentor and consultant.
Each year she speaks to thousands of community and business leaders and has made presentations in 49 of the 50 United States. Her international experience includes engagements in England, Russia, Canada and Venezuela. She has worked with a broad range of organizations, including; Union Bank, Dun & Bradstreet, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, National Association of Women Business Owners, Centers for Disease Control, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Bar Association, Servant Leadership Institute, CCS Fundraising, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Center for Family Literacy, Delta Leadership Institute, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Indiana Community Action Agencies, HIPPY-Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, United Way and the Association of Junior Leagues International. Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Vicki filled several roles at The Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC, including vice president of community initiatives, volunteer services, and external relations. She created and executed the foundation’s strategy with multiple markets and various segments of the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Vicki also has experience working in the corporate sector specializing in human resources and publishing.

3:20 – 3:30 pm


3:30-4:30 pm

Structured Networking (recommended)

While there’s nothing like chatting in-person, these networking sessions are the next best thing! Small groups will have a facilitated discussion on a topic relevant to YVC: cultivating youth stories, social justice, youth leadership, new programs, or construction projects. To get the most out of this session, pre-registration for your group topic is strongly recommended.

This networking session will have separate Zoom information based on your small group. Please see your confirmation email for details or contact Mia Richardson.

Thank you to our 2020 Summit Sponsor