Conference Dates: March 3-6, 2024
Conference Location: Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Georgia
Priority Submission Deadline: Saturday, September 30, 2023

The National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference is designed to provide quality, relevant training for all people interested in the well-being of youth, including but not limited to: Teachers at all levels, Principals and Assistant Principals, School Counselors and Psychologists, Health and Human Service Counselors and Personnel, Criminal Justice Professionals, Business and Community Leaders, Volunteer Service Providers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers.

“5H” Conference Strands:

The 5Hs—Head, Heart, Hands, Health, & Home—are protective factors promoting the holistic well-being of all children and youth, especially those placed at risk by poverty and other adverse conditions.

I. "Head": Academic Achievement & Leadership Closing achievement gaps and promoting learning for all children and youth

II. "Heart": Social & Emotional Skills Fostering social and emotional skills and the social climate for all children and youth

III. "Hands": Safety & Violence Prevention Prevention violence and ensuring safety for all children and youth

IV: "Health": Promoting the mental and physical health of all children and youth

V: "Home": Family & Community Engagement Developing and enhancing family and community support for all children and youth

Accepted presentation materials for previous NYAR Savannah conferences may be submitted for archiving at any time. Presentation materials for the current conference year are not required with initial submission. Submit your accepted presentation materials by e-mail to and they will post within three business days.

E-mail Presentation Materials

Why Submit Your Presentation? More exposure for your work! Presentations are searchable through Google, and you will receive reports showing how many people have downloaded your presentation. You can also apply a Creative Commons License to your presentation, which controls how people can use your presentation materials.

What can you upload? PowerPoint Slides, papers, handouts, video, audio, and any other documents you used during your presentation.

Need Help? Email for help on submitting proposals and presentations. If you have questions about the conference (ex. registration), please visit the Conference Homepage for further information including contact numbers and emails.

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34th Annual NYAR Conference (March 5-8, 2023)
33rd Annual NYAR Conference (March 6-9, 2022)
32nd Annual NYAR Conference- Virtual (March 8-10, 2021)
31st Annual NYAR Conference (March 8-11, 2020)
30th Annual NYAR Conference (March 3-6, 2019)
29th Annual NYAR Conference (March 4-7, 2018)
28th Annual NYAR Conference (March 5-8, 2017)
27th Annual NYAR Conference (March 6-9, 2016)
26th Annual NYAR Conference (March 1-4, 2015)
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