2016 Impact Youth Conference

Overcoming Roadblocks: A Journey Towards Peace

Impact Youth 2016

REGISTER TODAY for the Impact Youth 2016 conference. The Peace Hub's 2nd annual conference designed specifically for youth and youth advocates, will be held at Chicago's Gary Comer Youth Center on May 13th and 14th. The Impact Youth conference will present approaches to addressing roadblocks such as transportation, violence, and mental health, which interfere with young people's access to getting the services they need.


Keynote Speaker: Eddie Bocanegra, Co-Executive Director of YMCA Chicago's Youth Safety and Violence Prevention Programs.

Eddie Bocanegra has an extensive history of working with high-risk individuals as featured in the documentary The Interrupters. His work focuses on addressing the impact of trauma.

2016 Highlights:

  • Sessions will include, Trauma 101, Social Media’s Impact on Violence, Improving Youth Transportation, Mindfulness, Mental Health First Aid for Youth and more.
  • Lunch time panel of experts on Day 1.
  • Talent show on Day 2 with exceptional local performers.
  • Resource fair showcasing local organizations and youth entrepreneurial programs.
  • Giveaways including iPads, bikes and more.


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