National Stakeholders to Convene Next Week

On July 24 and 25, nearly 100 leaders from across sectors will come together in Boston for the 2017 CYD National Stakeholder Meeting with a charge to broaden and deepen the impact of Creative Youth Development throughout the United States and the world. This group will include practitioners, youth, funders, policy makers, thought leaders, researchers and government officials who all recognize CYD as a vehicle for positive youth outcomes.

This two-day working meeting has three primary goals:

  1. To understand the outcomes that unify creative youth development work across sectors;
  2. To identify the most promising areas for further collective work that will add value to the creative youth development field and the experience of young people through the lenses of funding, visibility, and technical assistance; and
  3. To understand our collective capacity to move one or more of these strategic areas forward as a coalition.


The two-day meeting will be facilitated by Piper Anderson, founder of Create Forward, and hosted by the Creative Youth Development National Partnership, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, EdVestors.

Recommendations from National Stakeholder meeting will be shared broadly for further input and dialogue immediately following and will inform the National Blueprint for Creative Youth Development to be released this December.

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