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 Conferences gives youth the opportunity to review grants that have been developed and written by youth groups. With an annual appropriation from the N.C. General Assembly, the grants averaging from $100 to $500 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 service they have done 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.