Youth First 2013 will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013
at the Riverside Conference Center in Stafford County.
This Year's Theme & Service Project!
The Youth First Partners have decided that this year's Youth First Conference will not have an official 'theme' but the focus will be on trauma and caring for those who have experienced trauma. As with last year's conference, participants will vote for the vendor that has the best display and that vendor will win the covetedYOFI award.
In addition, the Youth First Partners have decided that this year's service project will be a benefit for Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. For more information on this great organization, click here, or watch this video. Participants are asked to provide gift cards of any amount to Wal-Mart, Target, Staples, Michael's, or AC-Moore. These gift cards will be place on a 'Giving Tree' that will be placed in the lobby of Safe Harbor CAC.
If you have questions, email Ben Nagle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please click 'Participants' to the left to register.
What is Youth First?
The Youth First Partnership began as a thought that the youth service agencies in our region could be better connected, and the community better served, through collaboration. The partnership is comprised of representatives from the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties, the Rappahannock Area Office on Youth, and the Rappahannock United Way. Our mission is, "To build a stronger community by promoting collaboration amongst youth serving agencies". We have a common vision to provide an annual venue to share resources and ideas, and to promote communication and collaboration between agencies.
Therefore, the Youth First Partnership organizes "Youth First: The Annual Collaboration of Community Youth Services" - an event to provide training opportunities, to promote networking, and to increase awareness of community based resources. Training sessions cover a wide variety of topics that address youth issues and related topics. The Youth First event also provides opportunities for both for-profit and non-profit youth service agencies to present an overview of their programs and distribute information to participants. Participants of this event are youth service professionals from various programs, agencies, and organizations within the community.
Special Thanks to Last Year's Sponsors!
Brighton Behavioral Health
First Home Care
Harbor Point Behavioral Health
The Hughes Center
Jefferson Trail Treatment Center
Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health
Newport News Behavioral
Poplar Springs Hospital
Grafton Integrated Healthcare
National Counseling Group
Extra Special Parents
Family Preservation Services
Snowden at Fredericksburg
Dominion Youth Services
Hallmark Youth Care