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National Resource Center for Youth Services: Teen Conference


The Best is Yet to Come!

Each year, Oklahoma teens in foster care come together to set goals for their future, make connections, and have fun!

This year we'll be focusing on harnessing the power of hope. Participants will work together through a variety of challenges to set goals, identify pathways they will need to navigate to reach those goals, and sustain their motivation along the way!

The future will be better than today, and you have the power to make it so!

Things to Know


Eligible Youth**: Oklahoma youth aged 14-15 who are currently in OKDHS or Tribal custody.


A full day of small group learning experiences, free time activities, and opportunities to have fun with your peers and adult sponsor!


Participants should plan to arrive on Tuesday, June 13th at 9:15 a.m.

The conference ends at 4:00 p.m.

A full agenda will be available after registration opens.


University of Oklahoma
1704 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73072

All activities will occur at the Thurman J. White Forum Building and meals will be included.


Because teens need to experience connection with others, opportunities to prepare for adulthood, and increase their hope for the future!

The goal of the Oklahoma Newcomers Conference is to help youth in Oklahoma foster care get these needs met by creating a space that is safe, supportive, and engaging for both youth and adults.

How excited are you to attend the Newcomers Conference?

The University of Oklahoma OUTREACH National Resource Center for Youth Services
Schusterman Center | 4502 E. 41st St., Bldg 4W, Tulsa OK 74135-2512 | (800) 274-2687

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