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Runaway and Homeless Youth National Grantee Training

The Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) National Grantee Training is an annual event featuring training opportunities, networking, and workshops for RHY grantees and members of the youth services field including youth and young adults. These training opportunities are intentionally diverse and cut across all Family and Youth Services Bureau's (FYSB) RHY grant programs: Basic Center Program (BCP), Street Outreach Program (SOP), Transitional Living Program (TLP), and Maternity Group Home (MGH). They respond to different experience levels (new, experienced, and advanced), and they cover the "Four Core" outcome areas (education and employment, safe and stable housing, social and emotional well-being, and permanent connections). The annual National Training is truly a testament to the breadth and depth of RHY work being performed by FYSB grantees.

For over 45 years, participants have had the opportunity to connect with federal staff, network with other grantees, and learn new and innovative strategies for sustainably integrating and implementing RHY programming into communities. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to learn more about effective strategies being implemented by grantees across the country through sessions and workshops. This event has provided a significant opportunity for individuals to come together to share knowledge, experiences, and creativity in order to pursue the common goal of providing effective services to young people experiencing runaway and homeless situations.

2023 RHY National Grantee Training

The 2023 Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) National Grantee Training took place November 29 - December 1, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside.

This year’s theme was Together: Equity, Creativity, and Youth Leadership

Relationships and community are at the heart of the work in the youth services field. Together – in partnerships centered around equity, creativity, and youth leadership – we can collaborate authentically. This theme is a commitment to breaking down silos and barriers and to working Together as a field, in communities across the nation, and with the valuable expertise available through youth leadership and engagement. To ensure greater equity we must stand Together and use our shared creativity and voices to find new ways to make connections, build relationships, and generate solutions.

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