2020 YPC School Registration

We are pleased to announce the opening of school registrations for the 9th Annual Youth & Peace Conference (YPC), scheduled to take place virtually on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 from 8 AM to 1 PM.


Due to COVID-19 safety issues, all aspects of the 2020 conference are happening virtually, including the resource fair, workshops, dialogue circles and the opening and closing ceremonies. Pima Community College (PCC) is again hosting the 2020 YPC, this time on their Zoom and YouTube platforms.

In order to maximize the participatory nature of this youth-led conference, we are limiting registration for the 2020 YPC to 250 students. And this year, registration is open only to high school students. To help diversify the participation of district and charter high schools, we strongly recommend that schools register no more than 20 students.

Registering Students Attending From Their Home: This year, due to the virtual nature of the conference and the reality that many students will be participating from their own homes and signing into the Zoom meeting from their own computers, we are asking schools to register individual students and provide:

  • Each student’s name;

  • Email address;

  • First and second choice of a workshop for each student.


Email addresses are needed for each student participating from their own home, so that the link to the Zoom conference can be sent to them and to allow the Pima College Tech Team to assign each student to their chosen workshop and to a dialogue circle while participating in the virtual conference.

Registering Students Attending from a Classroom: We also recognize that some schools may have a group of students participating from a classroom. In this case, we only need the email address for the teacher or adult who will be overseeing the group of students and linking the group into the Zoom conference, as well as a cell phone for that teacher and the first and second choice of a workshop for this group of students.

A Hybrid Model of Participating in the Conference: Finally, some schools may be utilizing a hybrid model of attendance, with some students working from classrooms and many students still engaged in distance learning from their own homes. The 2020 YPC School Registration Form allows each school to identify whether the students they are registering are attending from a classroom, from home, or from both options. Once the school clicks on either or both of the options (“Attending from classroom “and/or “Attending from home”), additional questions appear on the registration form.

Thank you for your interest in this year’s conference, focused on addressing gender-based violence and entitled: Cultivating Safer Communities by Centering Women of Color. This title was selected by the 2020 YPC Youth Leadership Team to express their interest in uplifting the voices of marginalized women, including Black/African American, Latinx, Indigenous, and Trans women, emphasizing how, if these communities are safe, our community as a whole is safer for everyone.

School registration opens Wednesday, August 19th and closes Wednesday, September 16th. That provides a full month for schools to complete registration; please submit your completed registrations by or hopefully before the September 16th closing date.

If you have any questions while completing the registration form, please contact YPC Coordinator Ann Yellott, 520-991-6781; azyellott@gmail.com.