On October 15, 2015 youth development staff from across Oregon will attend a Youth Worker Symposium in Portland, Oregon hosted by the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest. We invite you to watch a live stream of the welcome and featured keynote address by Karen Pittman, who will talk about the importance of the field of youth work to the well-being of young people in America.
Karen Pittman is our country's leading voice on how youth fit into policy reform efforts. A sociologist by training, Karen has been a leading advocate for youth while working at the Urban Institute, Children’s Defense Fund, America’s Promise, and the Clinton Administration. Today, Karen is the CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment in Washington DC.
The event is sponsored by the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest, Oregon Community Foundation, the Ford Family Foundation, the Portland Children’s Levy, Multnomah County SUN Service System, the State of Oregon’s Youth Development Council.