Please join us at Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, to be held on Thursday, November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Venetian Las Vegas. Southern Nevada has one of the highest incidences of youth homelessness in the nation, which impacts our region’s economy, public health, safety, and quality of life. Presented by Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Sands Cares, the corporate giving program of Las Vegas Sands Corp., this summit will be the first of its kind in Las Vegas to bring together community leaders across sectors to tackle this pressing, complex issue head-on.
Attendance at this inaugural summit is crucial to helping us build real solutions to some of our community’s biggest challenges. With support from the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this year’s one-day summit will include compelling presentations by national experts, stories from formerly homeless youth, and interactive break-out sessions to begin building a coordinated community response to youth homelessness. This year’s event will kick off a year-long planning process to create the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness, which will be presented at next year’s summit. Highlights of this year’s summit include:
- A state of the union on youth homelessness by the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
- A review of the national policy landscape by Darla Bardine, J.D., Executive Director of the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), the U.S.’s largest public education and policy advocacy organization devoted to homeless youth
- A personal story by Giuseppe Pizano, formerly homeless youth
- Interactive focus group sessions exploring the intersections between youth homelessness and other key community issue areas, including human trafficking, education, immigration, and LGBTQ issues
Please join us from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas (San Polo Ballroom 3401, 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) to help us move the needle on this critical issue. To register or for more information, please visit www.nphy.org/summit17 or call 702-969-2196. Thank you for your commitment to our community and we look forward to seeing you there!