YOUTH POWER! of Families Together in NYS is proud to announce that there are many scholarship opportunities left for youth/ young adults ages 18-30 looking to attend this year’s University of Youth Power (UYP).

What is UYP?

From 22nd to 25th June 2019, YOUTH POWER!  will be hosting the sixth annual University of YOUTH POWER! (UYP), a for-youth-by-youth social justice conference that is modeled after a college experience. UYP is the premier for-youth-by-youth social justice conference that is modeled after a college experience.  UYP is the premier youth peer leadership conference that provides Youth Peer Advocates and change agents the opportunity to build skills and expand their professional network.

UYP will take place in Albany, New York, at the College of Saint Rose. University of YOUTH POWER! includes professors from a variety of fields of work including: Disability Rights, Mental Health, Addiction, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Labor, Independent Living, and more.


There are MANY scholarship opportunities for youth to apply to by May 24th at noon!  Scholarships assist with registration and *some scholarships* with other aspects associated with the cost of UYP.


Youth and young adults can apply here.  Young people ages 18 to 30 may register with a major of either Peer Advocacy or Systems Advocacy.  Youth can register as either a resident student OR a day student!  Resident students have overnight accommodations in the apartment style dormitory as well as meals on campus.  All youth get a UYP handbook, a UYP t-shirt, and some other awesome gear!  For specific details, visit the link above.  Registration closes on May 29th.

2019 Agenda: To view a preview of classes, evening activities, etc., please click here.

*Classes and activities are subject to change.*

For general questions about UYP, please contact
Regarding professors and activity leaders, please contact
Regarding scholarships, please contact