Youth Empowered 2016 Call for Proposals

Attention community leaders:

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, in collaboration with various community organizations and leaders, is now accepting workshop proposals for the third annual Youth Empowered Conference, a free, oneday conference for 7th-12th grade students. The conference will be held on Thursday, April 21st on the CSU, Chico campus. Teens will have access to interactive workshops chosen by teens, inspirational speakers, fun activities, lunch, a YE t-shirt, entries to win prizes throughout the day, opportunities to network with community and campus organizations, and more! Individuals and organizations participating in planning Youth Empowered 2016 include Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, Chico Boys & Girls Club, Butte College Safe Place, African American Family & Cultural Center, Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico, Hmong Cultural Center, Youth for Change- Homeless Emergency Action Response Team (HEART), and UMatter Chico State.

This conference will help identify and build strong youth advocates in Butte County by enhancing self-esteem, fostering youth voice, and engaging in conversations about healthy personal, professional, and community relationships. There will be three breakout sessions during the day of the conference. The first session will include workshops addressing social connections, the second will address well-being, and the last will cover leadership skills. We welcome any and all proposals incorporating youth and empowerment on the levels listed above. We look forward to hearing your unique ideas, and working together to make this a rewarding experience for youth!

  • Leadership/teamwork
  • Self-respect, self-love, self-acceptance, self-care
  • Social skills, connecting with others, antibullying
  • LGBTQ+ identities
  • Healthy relationships
  • Feminism/gender equality
  • Self-harm, suicide prevention, eating disorders
  • Community services
  • Maturity

We expect each workshop to include an ice breaker and to be as interactive as possible. Because of limited funding for this event, we are unable to provide compensation for workshop presenters. Please note that your time will be donated. Laptops, projectors, and white boards will be accessible for all presenters, if needed. You will have 55 minutes to present, with an additional 5 minutes allotted for workshop evaluations at the end of the presentation.

Contact Kristy at 530-636-4267 with any questions about the workshop proposals.

Please submit your proposal online by Thursday, March 10th at 5:00pm.