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.

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 Day at the Capitol (DAC) was hosted virtually all month long throughout the month of February. This included virtual legislative visits!

CYC attendees joined workshops that focused on  AB-2417. This bill would make the Youth Bill of Rights applicable to youth confined in any juvenile justice facility.

In true CYC fashion, each workshop was created FOR youth BY youth. Despite the pandemic’s effect on in-person programing, members still put their brilliance on display to create informative and engaging content for this year’s conference!

RECENT PAST DAC THEMES