Leadership Conferences North Carolina State Youth Council Handbook 2020- 2021 State Youth Council Conference Schedule The 2020-2021 SYC Conference Schedule is below. However, we know that it will look very different from previous years. Be on the lookout for our virtual conferences for the 2020-2021 SYC year! More updates will be forthcoming. Service Learning Conference Day Service-Learning Day primary foci were to provide opportunities that would enable young people to successfully complete their developmental tasks. Providing joint service projects (e.g. Habitat for Humanity, clean-up litter campaign) educating youth on the importance of making contributions to their communities. Theme: SYC Moving Forward in 2020: Leaders of the New World Who: 2020-2021 State Youth Council Executive Board Members from each chartered council When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:30am Mini- Grant Conference The Mini Grant Conference gives youth the opportunity to review grants that have been developed and written by youth groups. With an annual appropriation from the NC General Assembly, grants averaging from $100 to $500 are provided for a wide range of youth-directed projects. The youth spend a weekend debating the proposals that have been submitted. Theme: Who: SYC Chartered Councils When: Saturday, November 21 (tentative) Teambuilding/Leadership Conference The Leadership/Teambuilding Conferences teach youth essential skills: cooperation, communication and teamwork. These concepts are usually taught through Adventure Learning Programs such as The Blue Ridge Assembly. Team-building programs show how groups function and how individuals contribute to group success. The dynamics of group process are modeled through challenge course activities to create educational, motivating experiences with real impact. Spring Convention The Spring Convention is a time for all State Youth Councils to assemble together to wrap up the various services they have performed throughout the year. This is also a time to award the Most Active Council Member, Service Project of the Year, and other awards to deserving youth and councils. Seniors are also presented with awards.