Youth-Nex Conferences

UVA Global History of Black Girlhood Conference
March 17-18, 2017
Youth-Nex supported and participated in this event convening an interdisciplinary network of scholars to frame the emerging field of black girl history. The project grew out of the History of Black Girlhood Network, an informal collaboration among scholars researching the experiences of black girls from the sixteenth century to present in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

'Youth of Color Matter: Reducing Inequalities Through Positive Youth Development
October 8 & 9, 2015 / #YoCM15
Conference Summary:
The United States is growing richer in racial and ethnic diversity, especially among our youth. Yet, amidst these profound changes, gross disparities persist in opportunities and outcomes, and many youth of color continue to be marginalized and viewed through narrow lenses that reinforce negative stereotypes. How can we, as youth advocates, teens, educators, parents, researchers, and policymakers, use what we know about positive youth development to generate meaningful, measurable, widespread, and sustainable strategies for addressing disparities?

The 5th annual Youth-Nex Conference, 'Youth Of Color Matter: Reducing Inequalities through Positive Youth Development' (#YoCM15), provided a space for leaders across the country to investigate critical questions and reinforce narratives portraying youth of color as thriving contributors to their communities. 

'Let's Talk After-School: After-School Contexts for Children and Adolescents'
October 16 & 17, 2014

'Physical Health and Well-Being for Youth'
October 10 & 11, 2013

'In Between: Middle Schools as Centers for Positive Youth Development'
October 18 & 19, 2012 

The 2nd Annual Bullying Research Network Think Tank: New Directions for Positive Youth Development
June 21-22, 2012

'Bullying Prevention in the Promotion of a Positive School Climate: Effective Principles and Practices'
June 20, 2012

'Enhancing the Positive Youth Development Perspective: A Developmental Intervention Science Framework'
April 2-3, 2012

'Forward Thinking: Preparing Our Youth for the Coming World' (YN Inaugural Conference)
October 24 & 25, 2011


Past Conferences