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Eastern regional summer Y-Teen conference documents concerning planning, preparations, programs, evaluations and adult leadership institutes. Regional summer conferences bring together Y-Teens across a region for learning and fellowship. Held the winter prior to summer conferences, leadership institutes prepare adult leaders for the upcoming summer conferences and offer sessions addressing youth needs and methods for working with youth. Conferences for 1952 and 1953 test a pilot format combining eastern area conferences into one regional conference. Outlines and reports of the conferences and institutes summarize the content of the sessions in addition to including evaluations of leadership, content and programming. Additional materials include delegate lists, pre-conference memorandums and bulletins, programs, pre-conference workbooks and conference schedules.
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Teenage conferences, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.