On October 15, 2015 youth development staff from across Oregon attended a Youth Worker Symposium in Portland, Oregon hosted by the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest. The event was broadcast via live steam and featured a keynote from Karen Pittman.
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.