Taking SBYD On Tour – NYC June 16

We highlighted a couple of weeks ago Feed the Children’s cross-country effort, American Feeding Americans. Taking assistance to people, to communities is often necessary because of access issues, whether those are related to finances, infrastructure or know-how.

Our friends at Up2Us have from the beginning have held conferences around the country to bring people and organizations from a particular area to discuss challenges and opportunities in sports-base youth development. Some of these challenges and opportunities are local in nature, while others are in common with fellow cities and regions around the country.

We applaud Up2Us for bringing people together to share their knowledge and then leveraging that knowledge for the benefit of its member organizations and the hundreds of thousands of children those programs work with.

The next conference will be taking place this week in New York City. Up2Us makes the event cost-friendly to attend. Actually as cost-friendly as you can get…free!

What: Up2Us Regional Conference in New York City
When: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 — 8:30am – 1:30pm
Where: East Harlem Boys and Girls Club,  321 East 111th Street, New York, NY 10029
Cost: Free w/ Lunch provided

“Please join us for an Up2Us New York City Regional Conference on June 16, 2010. This conference of Sports-Based Youth Development organizations is the second of its kind held in NYC. Last year, over 40 organizations came together to discuss the challenges, opportunities and best practices in Youth Sports programming. Up2Us, a national coalition of Sports-Based Youth Development programs with over 400 members nationwide, has convened groups in cities across America from NYC to LA to Chicago to Atlanta to Dallas.

Now we are looking to keep the momentum going as we return to update groups on what we have accomplished, what we have planned, and find out what challenges still exist.

This conference will have sessions for two groups – 1) front line staff and coaches and 2) directors and administrators. Each organization may send as many coaches as they wish and up to 2 directors/administrators. A detailed session description and agenda can be found here. (opens up a pdf)

If you’re a coach, volunteer, program staff, or managerial staff, please Register Now and share this invitation with colleagues and other sports programs who should also attend.  Also, if you are interested in joining Up2Us, please click here to learn more about the organization and to sign up.”