Registration is open! 2014 Michigan Teen Conference - Take Charge of Your Journey

Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational opportunities, healthy relationships, or housing? If you do, then help them pre-register for the 2014 Michigan Teen Conference.

Youth must be ages 14 to 21 and in Foster Care or Independent Living. If attendees are under the age of 18, a chaperone MUST attend the conference with them and accompany them at all times. Caretakers of the youth and professionals who work with teens are also invited. Attendees will sharpen their understanding of what is available and required for foster youth to make the challenging transition to adult life.

Workshops will feature topics such as:

Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI

Save the Dates!!! June 17-18, 2015 Michigan Teen Conference

Event Date: 
06/17/2015 - 8:00am to 06/18/2015 - 4:00pm

New this year.....Saginaw Valley State University will host the 2015 Michigan Teen Conference! This special conference is for youth ages 14-21 preparing to exit foster care, their caregivers and the professionals who work with them. Attendees will sharpen their understanding of what is available and required for foster youth to make the challenging transition to adult life. Workshops will feature topics such as:

• Career planning
• College supportive programs 
• Health and well-being
• Housing
• Job search/employment  
• Legal rights of youth in care (101) & as adults (401)
• Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiatives
• Money management—beginner (101) & advanced (401)
• Resources for older youth (ETV, YIT, YAVFC)
• Social media

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