2021 RHY National Grantee Training

People walking on colorful pathways


Welcome to the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) National Grantee Training. This year's event will be held virtually from November 16-18, 2021, between 12pm - 6pm ET, with a Welcome Reception on November 15th beginning at 12pm ET. The RHY National Grantee Training is no-cost to FYSB RHY Grantees and youth-serving organizations.

Through the RHY Program, FYSB supports street outreach, emergency shelters and longer-term transitional living and maternity group home programs to serve young people experiencing runaway or homeless situations. We anticipate over 1,200 attendees seeking to improve their approaches to program implementation, strengthen community partnerships, connect with federal staff, and network with other grantees. This event provides an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, and innovation to pursue the common goal of providing effective, culturally responsive and trauma informed services to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.

Theme

Brighter Futures: Strengthening Pathways for Youth Success" is the theme for the 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) National Grantee Training.  

Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs have always adapted and strengthened pathways for the youth they serve by developing innovative ways to address trauma and providing services that lead to youth success. This is particularly true as we continue through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) 2021 RHY National Grantee Training will expand understanding and show how different pathways, and supportive connections all lead to brighter futures. 

Get Involved

Become a Presenter - RHYTTAC welcomes proposals from enthusiastic and creative presenters to identify the unique contexts and environments in which we work to enhance outcomes for RHY programs and youth they serve.  
Click here to become a presenter >>

Become an Exhibitor - Promote your organization’s product/services and connect one-on-one with leaders in the youth services field. 
Click here to become an exhibitor >>

Share Your Story - We invite RHY Grantees, youth service professionals, provider organizations, and youth and young adults (YYA) to creatively engage with attendees by sharing your story of innovation, inspiration, effective practices, and reflection.
Click here to share your creative innovations through the Provider Expression Displays >>
Click here to share your unique voice through the YYA Artistic Expression Displays >>

Welcome Reception - Monday, November 15th 

Kick off the 2021 RHY National Grantee Training with us during a Welcome Reception on Monday, November 15th from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. Join your colleagues and attendees for a fun and interactive opening reception.

Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with RHY Grantees, youth-serving organizations, and youth and young adults (YYA) in our Artistic Expression Displays where participants will share their stories of innovation, inspiration, and reflection.

Registration

Event registration will be available soon.

 


Schedule at a Glance

*Event Times/Sessions are subject to change

Monday, November 15th - Welcome to the 2021 RHY National Grantee Training

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET Welcome  Reception, featuring

Youth & Young Adult Artistic Expression Displays & Provider Expression Displays – Live Discussions

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET Youth & Young Adult (YYA) Welcome & Orientation                   

 

Tuesday, November 16th - National Training Day One

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET Exhibitor Live Discussions
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET Plenary Session: Opening Keynote
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET Break
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM ET Workshop Session 1 (5 Concurrent Sessions)
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM ET Break
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET Spark Stories (2 Consecutive Talks)/Conversational 1:1 Networking
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM ET Break
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM ET Workshop Session 2 (5 Concurrent Sessions)

 

Wednesday, November 17th - National Training Day Two

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET Exhibitor Live Discussions
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET Regional Networking Meetings
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM ET Break
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM ET Workshop Session 3 (5 Concurrent Sessions)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET Break
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM ET Spark Story (2 Consecutive Talks)/Conversational 1:1 Networking  
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM ET Break
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM ET Plenary Session: General Federal Session

 

Thursday, November 18th - National Training Day Three

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET Exhibitor Live Discussions
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET Regional Networking Meetings
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET Break
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET Workshop Session 4 (5 Concurrent Sessions)
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM ET Break
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM ET Plenary Session: Closing Keynote
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM ET Dance Party Celebration

 

Virtual Event Platform Information

The 2021 RHY National Grantee Training will be presented through the Hopin Virtual Event Platform. Click Here to learn more about how to navigate the virtual platform, using the 'Event Chat' feature, troubleshooting, and more.

Support

For questions regarding the 2021 RHY National Grantee Training, please reach out to RHYTTAC at [email protected]