Conferences

Our two interlinked annual conferences, the Summer Leadership and Policy Conference and the Day at the Capitol Conference, provide dynamic forums for putting into action our dual goals of empowering youth and improving foster care. At summer conference, members explore solutions to issues identified by the chapters and selected by the CYC Youth Board, and propose a set of policy recommendations. About six months later, CYC members travel to Sacramento for Day at the Capitol, when they meet with legislators, urging them to support our sponsored bills. 

Pivotal to the fulfillment of our mission, CYC’s
 Day at the Capitol conference has resulted in
 the eventual passage of dozens of new laws and policies that have profoundly improved the lives
 of children and youth who experience foster care. Check out all of CYC’s legislative achievements!

SUMMER LEADERSHIP AND POLICY CONFERENCE

Statewide Youth Organizers Retreat

The CYC community recently convened at an in-person Statewide Youth Organizers Retreat. The goal was to build capacity locally, build understanding of basic grassroots organizing principles, and of course team building! 

The event took place over the weekend of July 8th-10th 2022 at San Diego State University.

Every aspect of this summer conference was planned, supported, and facilitated by CYC Members! 

RECENT PAST SLPC CONFERENCE THEMES

DAY AT THE CAPITOL

CYC’s annual advocacy and empowerment event, the Day at the Capitol (DAC) conference will take place February 24-27 2023! 

During this 4 day event, youth are trained on the legislative process and have the opportunity to meet with members of the legislature to discuss their ideas for improving the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
 
In true CYC fashion, each workshop throughout DAC is created FOR youth BY youth!
 
 

RECENT PAST DAC conference THEMES