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Youth Work Intensive Conference 2020

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The BEST Initiative is excited to be hosting the Youth Work Intensive Conference 2020 on March 4th at Simmons University!  The Youth Work Intensive (YWI) provides high quality and engaging workshops and ample networking opportunities.  We hope you will join us in March!

Check out our amazing workshop lineup!!!  Are you as excited as we are?!?!

Registration is now open!  Please click here to register.

The Youthie Awards are back! Nominate someone for the 2020 Youth Worker of the Year Award!

What is a Youthie?

The Youthie Award (Youthie) recognizes the contribution of youth workers to the lives of young people and their communities. Youthies celebrate the myriad of ways youth workers support the development of youth, create spaces for youth leadership and help youth reach their greatest potential. Youthies recognize all facets of youth work including program development, implementation, assessment and evaluation, advocacy, networking, intervention and communication. Most of all it acknowledges a deep commitment to serving youth that shows up in practice, in programs and/or in the community.

The Youthie Award will be awarded at the 2020 Youth Work Intensive Conference to a youth worker who deserves recognition for their outstanding work.

Nominate someone by filling out this short nomination form.  Winners will be announced during lunch on Wednesday, March 4th at the Youth Work Intensive.


Please check back on this page for up to date information on the conference.  For any questions about registration, please contact best@hria.org.


March 4
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Simmons University
300 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115