Documents concerning national and central region Y-Teen conferences. The first and second national Y-Teen conferences bring together Y-Teens and leaders to discuss the role of youth as citizens, learn about the democratic and political process in the United States and build a greater understanding of the YWCA of the U.S.A. as a worldwide movement. Documents for the second national conference include delegate lists, schedules and pre-conference bulletins and letters. The first conference materials only include delegate lists and a conference invitation. Central region conference materials follow the national conference. Regional summer conferences bring together Y-Teens across a region for, learning and fellowship. Winter leadership institutes prepare adult leaders for the upcoming summer conferences and offer sessions addressing youth needs and methods for working with youth. 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 regional conference materials include delegate lists, pre-conference memorandums and bulletins and conference schedules.
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Teenage conferences, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 249