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  1. 1. The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth September 17, 2009 Washington, DC The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth You Will Learn to: Ensure that at-risk youth successfully transition into adulthood Improve crisis intervention, counseling and support services Identify ways to encourage youth leadership development Measure, manage and report your youth program outcomes Enhance community partnerships to increase the success of your programs 1
  2. 2. The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth About Agenda: September 17, 2009 8:00 This Event: Continental Breakfast and Forum Registration 8:30 Keynote Address Young people today are our most valuable resource, holding the key to Link Youth Development Research and Outcomes to Reducing High the future of our communities and our Risk Behavior nation. With the increased complexity of Implement positive development programs that directly address the needs of youth at risk for today’s society, more children fall into the drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy, youth violence, school drop-out, delinquency category of “at-risk” and are more likely and sexual assault. Provide prevention services that reach youth identified as “at-risk” in to drop out of school due to a variety of particular communities and serve to reduce the incidence of risky behavior. demographic and socioeconomic factors. Daniel Horgan These new issues which are brought Executive Director on by peers, mentors, family members Pittsburgh Cares and social environments, has forced parents and federal agencies to work 9:30 together and find solutions to improve Refreshment Break at-risk youth outcomes. There has been growing interest in community-based 9:45 efforts to educate and direct at-risk youth Provide Opportunities for Youth Leadership through Successful to succeed and become self-sufficient. Mentoring Programs However, the challenge lies not only • Strategize ways to reach out to businesses in your community for positive adult participants with the creation of the programs, but • Learn how to create partnerships that are beneficial to everyone involved also in compiling sufficient data to • Improve the performance of your mentoring programs through assessments and evaluations analyze and evaluate the programs. Learning how to measure outcomes and Daniel Horgan Executive Director results is essential to the success of your Pittsburgh Cares agency or organization. The Performance Institute is hosting 10:45 The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth. Develop Strategies to Engage At-Risk Youth to Improve Self-Sufficiency This one-day event will help you and • Engage and enrich youth through education and training programs your colleagues serve at-risk youth and • Ensure that all youth acquire the necessary skills and work experience to successfully increase their success. This program transition into adulthood will outline leadership, partnership collaboration and improved performance • Access best-practices and model programs in providing youth with leadership experience, vouchers for continuing their education and employment opportunities outcomes of your youth program. Daniel Horgan There’s no time to lose! Sign up for Executive Director this comprehensive event today to Pittsburgh Cares improve the performance of your at-risk youth program and help ensure that 12:00 at-risk youth successfully transition Lunch Break into adulthood. 2
  3. 3. The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth Who Agenda, Continued: September 17, 2009 1:00 Should Attend: Forge Public-Private Partnerships to Enhance Service Capacity • Collaborate effectively with community entities to match career paths and funding with your needs • Cultivate successful relationships with the business community, foundations, government • Youth Employment Program agencies and youth serving-systems to create new opportunities Managers • Ensure you and your partners are utilizing the same measures to evaluate critical program success • Program Directors 2:00 • One-Stop Career Center Refreshment Break Managers 2:15 Interactive Session • Education Program Administrators Create an Effective Performance Measurement System and Select the “Right” Performance Measure to Increase Positive Youth Outcomes • Youth Service Organization Develop a framework for measuring and reporting the performance your youth programs. Directors Establish and utilize performance measures to develop a tactical plan to improve youth employment and training services. Use “logic modeling” as a tool for establishing clear intermediate and end-outcome goals and measures. Identify and implement the elements of • Regional Workforce Offices effective youth development programs. • Learn to develop quality performance measures that help drive results in your agency • Counseling Directors • Identify and define intermediate and end outcomes for your financial management framework • Transition Coordinators • Analyze ways to audit and evaluate your measures to build a more successful management system • Workforce Development • Define and implement effective performance and outcome measures for your programs Boards Jon Desenberg • Workforce System Youth Policy and Consulting Director The Performance Institute Program Developers 4:00 • Nonprofits and Community- Forum Adjourns Based Organizations ... All those involved in improving positive youth development! 3
  4. 4. The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth Logistics & Registration REGISTRATION 1. ONLINE at VENUE & HOTEL 2. VIA FAX to 703-894-0482 The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth will be hosted at The Performance Institute’s Training Center in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of 3. VIA PHONE to 703-894-0481 the D.C. Metro. A public parking garage is located inside of the building for $10/day. 4. VIA MAIL to 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Sixth Floor Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided for delegates on each day. Arlington, VA 22201 The Performance Institute Training Center 1515 North Courthouse Rd., Suite 600 Yes! Register me for the 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth Arlington, VA 22201 Please call me. I am interested in a special group discount for my team 703-894-0481 A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Delegate Information Marriott at the prevailing rate of $233.00 until August 16, 2009. This rate is based on the Government Per Diem and is subject to change. Please call the hotel directly and reference code “At-Risk” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. Please ask the hotel Name Title about a complimentary shuttle that is also available for your convenience. Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott 1533 Clarendon Blvd. Office Organization Arlington, VA 22209 703-528-2222 | TUITION Address The tuition rate for The 2009 Forum on At-Risk Youth is as follows: Offerings Early Bird Rate Regular Rate City State Zip Conference Only $299 $399 * For the Early Bird Rate, register before Thursday, July 9, 2009 Telephone Fax GROUP DISCOUNTS For more information on group discounts for Measuring and Evaluating Social Services Performance 2009 please contact Melvin Hall at 703-894-0481 x 210 or email him at Email Cancellation Policy For live events: The Performance Institute will provide a full refund less $399 administration fee for cancellations four Payment Information weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to conference start date, no refund will be Training Form/Purchase Order issued. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event will be charged the entire registration fee. Check (accepted by mail only) All the cancellation requests need to be made online Your confirmation email contains links to modify or cancel registrations. Please note that the cancellation is not final until you receive a written confirmation. Credit Card Payment must be secured prior to the conference. If payment is not received by the conference start date, a method of payment must be presented at the time of registration in order to guarantee your participation at the event. Quality Assurance Credit Card Number Expiration Date The Performance Institute strives to provide you with the most productive and effective educational experience possible. If after completing the course you feel there is some way we can improve, please write your comments on the evaluation form provided upon your arrival. Should you feel dissatisfied with your learning experience and wish to request a credit or refund, please submit it in writing no later than 10 business days after the end of the training to: The Performance Institute: Quality Assurance, 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201 Name on Card 3 Digit Card verification # Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the event, some speaker changes or topic changes may occur in the program. The Performance Institute is not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a comparable speaker is located to participate in the program. If for any reason The Performance Institute decides to cancel this conference, The Performance Institute accepts no Billing Zip Code responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants, including delegates, sponsors and guests. Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute Discounts • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to Priority Code: S269-WEB receive any discount. • Any discounts offered whether by The Performance Institute (including team discounts) must also require payment at the time of registration. • All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively 4