A Challenge Worth Solving

In order to achieve well-being for at-risk youth and their families in low-resourced communities, these communities need to attract an ecosystem of stakeholders to connect with local networks to advocate and work together for systemic change.

About Our Conference

Our mission is to provide and support the principles of manhood/ womanhood, critical thinking, personal and social responsibilities for at risk youth, and offer the tools necessary for self- empowerment, health and wellness, civic leadership, and conflict resolution.

Our Inspiration

Our conference is modeled after the 23-year-old Omega Educational Foundation YLC in Los Angeles. Their foundation currently receives ongoing support from the University of Southern California and has partnered with them for the past 8 years.

Here is a video from Omega Educational Foundation’s 2016 conference.

Workshops Offered

For Youth Participants

Succeeding in the Classroom & Beyond

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math)
  • College Prep
  • Financial Literacy
  • Personal Accountability & Responsibility

Healthy Relationships

  • Communication and Respect
  • Social Media
  • Law Enforcement Interactions
  • Bullying

Health and Wellbeing

  • Hygiene & Grooming
  • Texting & Sexting
  • Open Dialogue about Challenges Facing Youth
For Mothers and Fathers
  • Law Enforcement Interactions
  • Social Media
  • Bullying
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Texting & Sexting Among our Youth
  • Communication & Respect
  • College Prep
  • Open Dialogue About Challenges Facing Mothers and Fathers


We will be admitting the following groups

  • 250 Boys/Young Men ages 10 – 18
  • 50 Girls/Young Women ages 14 – 18
  • 75 Mothers/Guardians of above youth
  • 50 Fathers/Guardians of above youth

Post-Conference Activities

  • Quarterly borough mixers for youth and parents
  • Mentorship to promote social, emotional, physical, academic, and occupational growth, leading to both retention and better post-school outcomes
  • Exposure and opportunities for personal leadership, youth developmental activities, and civic responsibilities
  • Mentoring
  • Comprehensive programs in education, health, gang prevention and intervention, self-advocacy and conflict resolution, social and cultural enrichment, and sports and recreational activities
  • Parents’ self-empowerment workshops

Location and Date

Youth Leadership Conference
“Know Your Value … Know Your Worth”
October 7, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

Apply Now

Youth Participants Application
Mothers and Fathers Consent Form
Volunteers Form
Want to be a sponsor?


You can email us at invictusgreaternycfoundation@gmail.com
or call James Railey (929) 352 5225