On Friday, April 15, 2016, The American Youth Policy Forum and IEL will host the Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award. The lecture and youth award, now in its second year, serves as an ongoing tribute to AYPF founder and former IEL president Sam Halperin (pictured right), who dedicated his life and career to improving youth education, workforce, and policy outcomes. Halperin also helped to personally mentor many youth and young adults in their careers in public service., Through this award, AYPF and IEL hope to honor and continue his work. Read about last year's Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award.
This year, the Lecture will be presented by Michele Cahill, distinguished fellow in education and youth development at the National Center for Civic Innovation. Cahill has a strong commitment to advancing youth policy and working to expand opportunities for disconnected youth. Previously, Cahill was vice president of national programs, director of urban education at the Carnegie Corporation, and she worked at the New York City Department of Education and the Fund for the City of New York.
Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award
Friday, April 15, 2016
8:30am – 9:00am – Continental Breakfast Available
9:00am – 10:15am –Lecture and Award
Fairmont Hotel, Grand Ballroom
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
The Youth Public Service Award
The award aims to encourage young people, ages 18-24, to make a commitment to public service in their life and to showcase programs that have helped disadvantaged youth succeed. The award recognizes a youth who demonstrates Halperin’s spirit of and commitment to public service. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and an opportunity to read their essay at the Halperin Lecture, attended by 350-400 education and youth policy leaders from the Washington, D.C. area and around the country. Youth who live in the District of Columbia may apply. Applications are due by close of business on March 4, 2016. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Download application information.
Supporting the Samuel Halperin Lecture and Youth Public Service Award
AYPF and IEL need support for the lecture and award and to continue to reach policymakers with information about policies that support youth on their pathway to economic self-sufficiency and civic engagement. Get more information on donating.