2021 RHY National Grantee Training
Provider Expression Display

Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees, youth service professionals, and provider organizations are invited to showcase innovations in their work through a Provider Expression Display during the 2021 Runaway and Homeless Youth National Grantee Training - November 16-18, 2021.

The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC) invites you to share new and effective practices that you have implemented locally to address youth homelessness and lessons learned. Collaborate with other RHY Grantees in your region to highlight unique collaborations or projects that address needs/trends in your region.

This is a unique opportunity to creatively engage with attendees by sharing stories of innovation, inspiration, effective practices, and reflection related to this year’s event theme - Brighter Futures: Strengthening Pathways for Youth Success. Providers are encouraged to leverage all creative mediums like video, audio, still imagery, spoken word, and artwork to showcase their story in a unique and inspiring way.

The intention of the Provider Expression Display is to invite National Training attendees into new communities, organizations, projects, themes, or experiences. These stories can share what practices you have found to be promising and inspirational, and also showcase your experience, expertise, and lessons learned.

Because this is a virtual event, your display will be accessible during the Welcome Reception and throughout the National Training to at least 1,200 participants. We invite you to attend the Welcome Reception on Monday, November 15th from 12-1 PM ET. Presenters may be asked to be available to answer questions from attendees and/or make live presentations.

RHYTTAC will provide training on how to use Hopin, the virtual event platform a few days prior to the National Training. Real-time support and troubleshooting will also be available during the event.

The deadline has been extended! Provider Expression Display forms and materials must be received by October 18, 2021.

In order to build your display, RHYTTAC requests you provide the following information by completing the Provider Expression Display information request form. This form will be used to collect the following information for your booth:

  1. Title - However you want your Provider Expression Display to be identified. (This can be the title of your story/presentation/slideshow, the name of your organization, or your name.)
  2. Headline - Please include a brief, one sentence description of your display in under 70 characters. (Example: “Youth-Inspired Drop-In Center”)
  3. Description - What you want attendees to know about your project/story/topic in under 700 characters.
  4. Website or social media URL - For organization/company/creator/project.
  5. Contact name - For event communication.
  6. Contact email address - For event communication.
  7. Contact phone number - For event communication.
  8. Organization name - For event communication.
  9. Organization location - For event communication.
  10. Logo or image - For the best appearance, use a transparent image file and a round circle if possible. Dimensions: 1080 x 1080 px.

Optional items:

11. Background image - This image is displayed underneath the logo and headline that you see when viewing the list of displays. Dimensions: 1500 x 750 px.
12. Submission link or file - Link to final video/presentation/slideshow (no more than 90 seconds is recommended) or image(s) of your project or story. You may consider using the following platforms: YouTube Video, Vimeo, Wistia, or Google Slides (Published Google Slides URL). If you are unable to host your submission via URL, please upload your file below (max 5MB) and we will host it for you.
13. Call to Action Button -
a. Label/text displayed on call to action button.
Examples: Learn more, Visit Our Website, Take Action. Max 26 characters.
b.Link/URL destination when button is clicked - website, social media page.
Provider Expression Display Information Request Form


Submission Deadline

The deadline has been extended! Provider Expression Display forms and materials must be received by October 18, 2021

If you have any questions about submitting a Provider Expression Display for the National Training, please contact Martina Kavanagh at [email protected].

Additional Information

What kind of video content/photos/images/artwork should be used?
Still images may come in the form of photographs or artwork. You may also wish to use video clips/graphics/animations that can help tell your story and connect with viewers. We suggest choosing imagery that invites attendees into new communities, organizations, projects, themes, or experiences. For example, imagery might include photos of volunteers cooking in a drop-in center or a video of folks participating in organizational events/activities*.

RHYTTAC will be reviewing all content for relevancy and will not include any offensive or explicit content. Content containing the following will be prohibited from Provider Expression Displays - Content that:

  • incites hatred, or promotes discrimination
  • harasses, intimidates, or bullies
  • threatens or advocates for physical or mental harm on oneself or others
  • seeks to exploit others
  • contains explicit sexual themes
  • is shocking, violent, or obscene
  • includes partisan themes

If your display contains content or themes that may be considered sensitive to some audiences, please add a warning.

*Please be mindful not to share images/video/audio content of individuals without their prior consent. Persons shown in photographs or video content are subject to promotional use by RHYTTAC.

Providers agree that the material they submit may be shared with attribution for marketing purposes, including in news releases, advertisements, email marketing campaigns, media coverage, websites, and any other promotional or educational materials compiled by RHYTTAC.

What supportive text should be used?
When creating your display, we encourage you to include descriptive text and/or recorded audio to serve as your narrative to support your visual elements. Because this is an “expression” display, your submission should include both visual imagery and narrative.  

How long should my digital storytelling submission be?
You are welcome to submit one image with descriptive text and/or recorded audio or you may also submit a short digital video presentation/slideshow using multiple forms of supportive imagery (audio/video/still images). We do request that no matter how much content you choose to use your submission be no more than 90 seconds long.