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2015 Spring Meeting: April 22 and 23, Austin, TX

Join us in Austin, TX, the live music capital of the world, on April 22 and 23!  Our 2015 spring meeting will explore Extensions of Well-Being in Policy and Practice.  

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We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Shawn Ginwright.  Shawn is a leading national expert on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development. He is an Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University.  Shawn recently published  “Black Youth Rising, Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America” and created the Research Collaborative on Youth Activism, a network of scholars activist who study, advocate and support youth organizing efforts around the country.

In addition, we look forward to a lively conversations on youth justice policy with Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Administrator Robert Listenbee (invited) and Marc Levin, Right on Crime’s Policy Director and a inspiring challenge to create well-being focused organizations by Amelia Franck Meyer, CEO of Anu Family Services.

The full YTFG network meeting will take place on April 22 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, followed by a group dinner that evening.  Work Group meetings will take place on April 23 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Austin located at 500 East 4th Street, Austin TX.  We have secured a block of rooms at a discounted group rate of $219.  You can reserve a room by booking on-line or by calling the hotel at 1-800-HILTONS  (group code YTF) through March 24.