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Solano Youth Development Summit

Due to COVID the 2020 Youth Development Summit has been redesigned into the Art is Power Event.

What is the Youth Development Summit?

The Solano Youth Development Summit (YDS) is a "free" weekend experience ideal for high school youth who desire to learn how to develop strategies that make a positive impact in their community. This innovative summit will empower participants through personal and professional leadership training to improve their programs, strengthen their teams, and influence lives around them. Participants will expand as leaders as they learn how one person can make a difference and how a collective group can create change.

The YDS provides a forum for youth to express their views on various issues while participating in activities to build alliances among diverse groups and foster improved communication between youth and adults. Through various workshops and general sessions, spectacular keynoters, participants receive firsthand experience in creating positive change in their communities and engage their peers to become actively involved. Some of the topics featured at the summit include:

    • Tobacco use / vaping
    • Alcohol and other drug prevention
    • Mental health and stress management
    • How to improve school climate
    • Violence prevention
    • Health and nutrition
    • Successful project planning
Who Can Attend?

The YDS is designed for an adviser to accompany 4-6 high school-aged youth associated with a club or program residing in Solano County.

Getting started


Register your club/program by November 15th - Registration is limited to no more than 6 youth per club/program. Remember space is limited so act fast! Once registered, you will be notified whether or not there is room for your club/program.

Adult Registration

Adult Registration - One chaperone per six students must register for their club/group. To complete this registration you will need to know the first and last names of your students and if they will need any special accommodations.

Youth Registration

Youth Registration - Youth and their guardians may complete this registration, or you can collect their information and complete this on behalf your students,. This form will require knowledge of any allergy / medical conditions, prescribed medications, dietary limitations, gender identification, t-shirt size, and emergency contact information

Release Forms

All Purpose Forms

What to Expect at YDS

In addition to learning how to create change, participants are encouraged to implement a project where they use the skills that they learned at the summit and put them into action.

Clubs and youth groups the opportunity to apply for funding to help implement their strategic plan once developed at the conference. Youth will not only leave the summit empowered but will also have support to create positive change on their campus or in their communities.

This is a great opportunity for participants to learn how to implement effective projects in their school and community.

Workshop Application

If you would like to host a workshop at the Youth Summit, please use the link below
Workshop Application

Please be advised that there is another storm due to come through the Sly Park area towards the end of the week. We will be monitoring the weather/roads all week, if we deem that on Friday it is not safe to make the trip we will notify you of the cancellation. This could be done at any time, as the conditions warrant.

Presenters & Keynoters & Camp Contacts

Keynote Preseneters
Round Trip Transportation Included

Round trip transportation is included. There will be three designated pickup locations on December 6th and drop off locations on December 8th which will be identified in the cities of Vallejo, Fairfield, and Vacaville at a later time.


Youth Development Department

Special Thanks to Our Partners

The Youth Development Summit is a made possible through a partnership formed by Solano County Office of Education’s Youth Development Department with the Solano Youth Coalition, Solano County Public Health, Fighting Back Partnership, Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville Police Department’s REACH Coalition, the Solano Family Justice Center and Solano Youth Voices.

Kaiser Permanente
Fighting Back
Fairfield Police
Family Justice Center
Youth Services
Friday Night Live
Health Services
Solanoo County