The convenings of the Opportunity Youth Forum are a twice yearly highlight for members of our network. Attendance is by invitation only.

In collaboration with key implementation partner Jobs for the Future, the Opportunity Youth Forum designed and launched a national learning community of grantee partners. This learning community engages Opportunity Youth Forum site leads, youth leaders, funders, thought partners, and national leaders across many sectors in two convenings per year: a spring convening, typically hosted by a member community in order to promote learning in local context and lift up promising local practices in reconnecting opportunity youth, and a fall convening, which takes place on the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, Colorado and focuses on national innovations and movement-building efforts.

Fall 2018 Convening:

Our Fall 2018 Convening took place in Aspen, Colorado, on October 8-10. Click on the agenda here to learn more.

Selected Aspen sessions:

Additional Past Convenings:

Seattle/South King County | May 2018

Our convening held in the Seattle/South King County area of Washington State took place in May 14-16, 2018.

Seattle Convening Resources:

  • Announcement of plenary speakers line up
  • Full convening agenda
  • Convening plenary videos follow

Selected Seattle plenary sessions:


To come: More past convening materials and videos – stay tuned!