Youth Empowerment Summit

2016 Youth Empowerment Summit 

November 19, 2016

The 12th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) will be held Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at Mission High School, located at 3750 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Download the Program Here!

On-line Registeration Now Closed

Onsite Registration Opens at 9:00am on Saturday

(Space is limited)


Release Forms

All participants, workshop presenters, tabling organizations and volunteers must complete an Event Release/Photo Release Form.  The online process for completing this process has ended.  
If you need to complete a release form, please print a copy from the links below and bring the form to YES Registration.
Anyone under the age of 18, must have the form signed by Parent/Guardian.


Support YES 2016

Sign Up to Volunteer - CLICK HERE


GSA Network Presents YES, Logo

About YES

YES is a free annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally youth activists who are dedicated to racial, economic, and educational justice for trans and queer youth. YES is youth-planned and youth-led.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9AM-8:30PM

WHERE: Mission High School, 3750 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

COST: FREE! This includes workshops, resource fair, dance, drag show, plus free HIV testing. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.

The dance is open to all registered participants of YES. This year's dance will include drag show open mic (sign ups will be taken during the dance).


This year's theme is "Resiliency at the Intersections"

The NorCal Youth Council, comprised of GSA youth leaders in Northern California, selected the theme of "Resiliency at the Intersections." They wanted to center and bring visibility to trans and queer people of color, prevent the erasure of intersectional identities, and to fight for racial justice within the LGBTQ community. In light of the Pulse tragedy in Orlando and the continual violence against our communities, they wanted to lift up the resiliency and power of trans/queer people of color at YES 2016.


The Youth Empowerment Summit 2016 is Presented by:

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?  Email Michelle Guevara-Pozas at