How to Participate

You will need a Computer, Email Account and Internet Connection to participate.  

If you are an organization that would like to have a group of youth participate please email for the facilitators guidelines and more information. 

Steps to Participate as an Individual:
  1. Email your name, email and location to be added to the online discussion community. You will receive access to the APYD Youth 4 Change Google Group to add your voice to the online discussions. You can also respond to the questions on Google+ and Facebook.

  2. On Monday, August 3, 2015, You will receive an email with the schedule for the day. At the designated times in the schedule links to the videos will be posted in the discussion community as well as sent to your email. Watch the video on YouTube.

  3. Once you have watched the videos, questions will be added to the discussion community. You can respond to the discussions online and in social media by using the hashtag #APYDCON in your tweets. 

  4. The APYD Team will hold discussions with the youth at organizations throughout the US and you can watch and participate on Google+ or watch it live HERE on this site starting at the following times: 8:00am (P) /9:00am (M) / 10:00am (C) /11:00am (E).

  5. You can participate and create a video or take pictures to include in the Photo Gallery on our site. Always include @youth4change in your photos and the hashtag #APYDYOUTH.

  6. You can submit a blog post about an issue in your community that you care about with images to We will add select posts to the What's Happening Now section on the website.

  7. Join the Final Google+ Hangout of the day where we will discuss the results of the conference. We also will share how you can continue to be involved in this ongoing effort. The hangout will begin at 3:40 (Eastern) and 12:40 (Pacific).

If you have any issues or questions about participating please visit the FAQ section of the website or contact us at