Community Action Youth Programs

 CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS!                                                                       

“Breaking Barriers, Rising, Thriving”

25th Annual Youth Conference

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

9:30 am-3:00 pm

       Turners Falls High School, Turners Falls, MA


Community Action Youth Programs invites youth and adults who work with young people to submit brief proposals for interactive workshops to be held at the 25th Annual Youth Conference. This conference will take place on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at Turners Falls High School in Turners Falls, MA.


Proposals Due: Friday 12/4

Please submit proposals promptly!

Workshop Proposals Due: 12/4

Preliminary notice of acceptance: 12/11

Youth Registration Sent Out: 12/14

Early Bird Registration Due: 1/29

Youth Registration Due: 4/9


 This major event is a day-long youth conference, attended by students from local middle and high schools, out-of-school youth, and adults. Average attendance is approximately 100-200 teens and adults. If you would like to look at last year’s conference program to get a better idea of what the conference is all about, please contact Tyanna Normandin at 413-774-7028 x571 or



 We welcome ALL TOPICS that are of interest to teens!


Workshops may be offered by youth, adults, or youth-adult combinations (it’s up to you as the workshop leader). Some workshops will be attended by youth only and some by both youth and adults (also the leader’s choice). Plan your workshop to fill 90 minutes; it should be creative and interactive, and not a typical lecture.

Click here for the Workshop Proposal Form


Community Action’s Youth Programs inspires young people to build community in partnership with guiding adults. We provide free youth development programs for those ages 14-21 in Hampshire County, Franklin County, and the North Quabbin region, to help young people build the skills, resources, and resiliance to overcome barriers and be sucessful in adolence and adult life. Our programs focus on Workforce Development, Leadership Development, Community Engagement, and Diversity Support.

Learn more about our Groups and Programs!

For more information, please call Community Action Youth Programs at:
413-774-7028 or email


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