First National Y-Teen Conference

Though the YWCA of the USA has been doing work with teens and girls for over 130 years, November 1956 marked the first national conference of Y-Teens. The conference was an important event in helping teens find their voice and empower themselves to effect change. It strengthened the role of youth in the organization and is a powerful example of the value of young voices in community, national, and international matters.

black and white photograph of women sitting in rows at the first national Y-Teen confernece black and white photograph of women and girls sitting at a long table listening and taking notes black and white photograph of Y-Teens group photograph in front of the capital building image of Y-Teen conference Framework for Action and conference statement