Youth@Work 2021 - Empowering Changemakers

Youth@Work 2021 - Empowering Changemakers

CWA's Annual Youth Conference: Youth@Work 2021 will be a Virtual Conference

“The future depends on what [we] do today.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

The year 2020 has been, in a word...tumultuous. The world-wide pandemic COVID-19 has not only changed the global economy in ways incomprehensible just a year ago, but it has also challenged us to rethink how our services are effectively designed and delivered. Social injustice and inequality are at the forefront of our minds, and we are committed to continuing the conversation. The Black Lives Matter movement is bringing to light many systemic, racial prejudices, and inequality issues which plague our reality. Now, more than ever, our challenge is to help young adults create viable economic futures, meaningful careers, and achieve life success trajectories from this emerging workforce. 

The Youth@Work 2021 Conference will address formidable issues facing youth and young adults in preparing for work in today's economy. Our theme, Empowering Changemakers!, refers to the potential of all youth and young adults to be the change they want to see in the world, and to empower them to actualize their future goals. Our role is to ensure our youth can fully participate in the modern economy and be able to carve out a career in which they can enjoy and thrive. 

Therefore, we have developed 2 Workshop Tracks: 
Youth Service Providers: $299.00 per ticket (includes full conference and youth track keynotes) 
Youth/Young Adult Track: $99.00 per ticket (intended for youth participants) 

Each track has been meticulously designed to empower, uplift, and inspire you to take action. By working together, we can ensure the next generation's of workforce has the necessary foundation for a thriving future. 

Download the Conference App! 

Step 1: Head your App Store and download the Crowd Compass application.
Step 2: After the download is complete, open the App and search “CWA”
Step 3: Press the downward arrow next to “CWA Youth@Work 2021 – Empowering Changemakers!”
Step 4: Enter password: (email to verify your registration to receive password). 
Step 5: Follow email verification instructions and start setting up your profile! 

Keynote Speaker: 

Brandon Leake, poet, 

Winner of America's Got Talent szn. 15

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:30am PST

Brandon Leake, winner of America’s Got Talent Season 15, is an artistic visionary whose roots lie in Stockton, California. Brandon started Called To Move – CTM at Simpson University with a small group of artists trying to share their gifts and encourage others to do so, which has grown into a national iniaitive that has inspired audiences through poetry all across the country. In 2016, Brandon Leake released a debut album entitled, “In My Thoughts”, and since has traveled from LA to New York and everywhere in between performing his pieces, leading spoken word poetry workshops, and keynote speaking. He's performed at conferences, universities, and theatres nationwide - leaving audiences speechless by his beautiful words.

CWA Youth@Work 2021 YOUTH TRACK

Youth Track Only $99 per ticket! 

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Topics Covered at Youth@Work 2021   EMPOWERING CHANGEMAKERS! 

Innovative Program Designs

Recruitment and engagement

Work Experience in the context of the New Economy

Race, Equity, and Access

Use of Social Media, Online Learning, and other Media

Apprenticeship & Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, including Partnership Models

Sector Approaches, Employer Engagement,  Business Led Youth Initiatives

Job Quality

Work Readiness

Career Pathways

Earn & Learn Models

Serving Youth with Disabilities

Justice Involved Youth

The Future of Work

Assessment and Evaluation

Services for Transitioning Foster Youth

Fiscal Management & Administration Related to WIOA

Say hello to our speakers

We couldn't be more excited about our lineup. Which talks will you be checking out?

A HUGE Thank you to Youth@Work 2021 - Empowering Change Makers 
Sponsors and Supporting Organizations!! 

Geographic Solutions is the leading provider of online employment software for state and local workforce agencies in over 35 states and U.S. territories. The company’s Virtual Career Center solution is a career exploration tool that guides students to success through assessments, education and training, internships, job search, and more.

Contact Address: 1001 Omaha Circle, Palm Harbor FL. 34683

Contact Phone: 727-786-7955

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Contact Address: 39 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10006

Contact Phone: 347-462-0411

Main Phone: (212) 684-2700

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Grant Associates is one of the largest workforce development organizations in North America. Our mission is to raise the economic security of the people, businesses, and communities we serve through workforce development, business insight, and bold ideas. Since opening our doors in 1997, our innovative programs and solutions have inspired local residents, supported regional enterprises, developed industry sectors, and helped communities across the United States realize their workforce potential.

Working under contract with federal, state, and local agencies Grant Associates has provided human resources support to more than 30,000 companies and helped more than 1 million people achieve their career goals. For 23 years, Grant Associates has exemplified our core values of commitment, collaboration, integrity, impact, and innovation. We take pride in our ability to transform people’s lives—empowering them to advance, addressing their obstacles to employment, and connecting them with jobs that fit their goals. 

Jobspeaker - a skills based career service platform serving the needs of jobseekers, educators and employers.

Contact Address: 126 West Point Ave. San Francisco, CA 94127

Phone: 1 (855) JOB-SPKR



Supporting Organizations