NYEC's tradition is to heavily emphasize discussion and peer learning. In discussion and real-time problem solving sessions, practitioners will facilitate conversations about pressing issues in the youth-employment field. Sessions at last year's Annual Forum included "Strengthening Pathways to Higher Education and Careers for Incarcerated Youth," "From the 'Hood to a Career, and Everything in Between: How Far are You Willing to Go for Gang and Violence Involved Youth?," "Evaluating Opportunity Youth Programs," and "Real Time Problem Solving: Starting a Children and Youth Fund in Your Community."
NYEC sessions are either discussion sessions or real-time problem solving sessions. In discussion sessions, one or more attendees lead a discussion on a pressing issue facing the field, drawing on their own experiences and then facilitating a conversation. In real-time problem solving sessions (similar to case conferences), a facilitator moderates and another attendee presents a challenge they facing in their practice; other attendees then problem-solve and come up with a proposed way forward.
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