Youth at Risk (YAR) Conference

Save the Date–YAR returns in 2021
registration opens in March

Save the date for an inspiring Youth At Risk conference on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

YAR’s first fully virtual event will offer the same value-added elements you expect from the annual conference – keynote presentations, workshops, networking, and exhibitors – with an optional added benefit of extended access to all workshops for one month following the event*.

While more challenges await as we grapple with the pandemic’s far-reaching global impact, this year’s YAR conference will provide much-needed opportunities for professional and personal renewal, insight, and growth.

In order to best serve our attendees, YAR has enlisted a premium virtual delivery partner to provide an exclusive all-in-one experience with built-in technological support throughout the entire event. Watch your inbox for registration information that will arrive in March 2021.

Morning Keynote:

  • Reaching Out with HOPE-Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences: Robert Sege, MD, Ph.D. is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs the new Center for Community-Engaged Medicine. Dr. Sege is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, is part of the Leadership Action Team for Massachusetts Essentials for Childhood Team, and serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America. He received the 2019 Ray E. Helfer award from the Alliance of Children’s Trusts and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been lead author on several important AAP policies. His extensive speaking and publication list include contributions to the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment and youth violence. He is a graduate of Yale College, and received his PhD in Biology from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School. Bob lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife Karen have raised three young adult children.

Luncheon Keynote:

  • Self-Care and the Nonprofit Community: Clarity, Control, and Compassion for Providers: Carrie Stack, M.Ed. is a Certified Life Coach, author and motivational speaker with over 25 years of experience providing people with skills and tools to make positive changes in their lives. Founder of the Say Yes Institute (SYI), a company focused on building emotional intelligence skills through training and coaching, Carrie has shared her “people skills” strategies with thousands of people across the country who are looking to build more positive and powerful relationships, both at home and at work.

Afternoon Keynote:

  • Project 351 seeks to develop the next generation of community-first service leaders through customized service-learning, hands-on community-building, and values-based leadership training. Annually, Ambassadors from each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts are selected by hometown educators for their exemplary ethic of service and the values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude.

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