2019 Independent Living Youth Conference


Youth Registration is now closed.

July 30, 2019-August 1, 2019 Sagebrush Inn and Suites, Taos, New Mexico

This conference is held annually to educate, support and empower youth, ages 15-21, who have recently or will soon age out of the foster care system. The conference is an opportunity to highlight services and opportunities available to youth and give them foundational skills for their future independence.

Opening Keynote:
“One Team, One Fight” and Victory for All: Effectively Making Changes in Foster Care

Closing Keynote:
Life Throws Curveballs

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

6:30pm – 7:45pm

Thursday, August 1, 2019

9:00am – 10:00am

Chauncey Strong

Dee Hankins









See conference information below:

Conference Agenda

2019 Workshop Descriptions

2019 ILY Activities


Workshop Interest/Description

Exhibitor Interest/Description

Chaperone Registration is now closed. 

Dates and times for the Chaperone Webinar:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00am-11:00am

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm

I understand that I will receive an email, from Molly Clement, the morning of the webinar date with the appropriate logon information. Please direct any webinar questions to Molly Clement.

Thank You to our Sponsors and Donors! They’re special and they help make our conference special!

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If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Bob Brazell at bbrazell@nmsu.edu or 575-646-0325 or 505-872-9268.