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2023 RHY National Grantee Training 
Youth and Young Adults Invited to Contribute! 

Hello, Young Leaders (Change Makers)! The 2023 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) National Grantee Training’s theme, Together: Equity, Creativity, & Youth Leadership highlights the importance of creating spaces for young people to be engaged in developing positive and affirming social connections with peers and adults. The 3-day in-person training event is happening on November 29 - December 1, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside. This national training offers an important opportunity for youth and young adult voice and representation to be highlighted. Attendees will celebrate the contributions and influence of young leaders in bringing awareness and creating solutions to end youth homelessness. Below are the ways that youth and young adult leaders can take part in this year’s event, both in-person and virtually! 

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Spark Sessions

These 5-minute video presentations will center on the creative and innovative vision of youth and young adults with lived expertise, allies, and difference-makers. When was the last time you heard or read something so interesting, thought-provoking, or challenging that you just had to share it with someone and talk about it together? Moving beyond slide decks and talking points, Spark Sessions and their creative video delivery will inspire new thinking, reflection, and conversation.

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Artistic Expression Showcase

This is a must-see, gallery display of the creativity and brilliance of youth and young adults. Young artists and creatives are invited to showcase their work in connection with this year’s theme – Together: Equity, Creativity, & Youth Leadership. Submissions will be highlighted and acknowledged publicly by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) during the event and will be featured in a gallery exhibit throughout the 3-day event with exposure to over 1,000 participants.

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Submission Deadline

Forms and materials for the two opportunities above must be received by Thursday, August 10, 2023. Please read the additional content considerations. 


If you have any questions about the above opportunities or any other questions regarding the 2023 National Grantee Training, please contact us at [email protected]. 

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