Youth First 2016
Youth First2016

Youth First is 10 years old!



The Youth First Partnership, consisting of representatives from the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties, the Rappahannock Area Office on Youth, and the Rappahannock United Way, organizes Youth First to bring our local youth serving agencies and workers together.
Our mission is, "To build a stronger community by promoting collaboration amongst youth serving agencies". We have a common vision to provide an annual venue to share resources and ideas, and to promote communication and collaboration between agencies.
Use the menu above to find more information and registration links for both 'Participants' and 'Vendors'.  If you have additional questions, please email Ben Nagle (

Service Project for 2016!

This year's service project will benefit the Program for Teen Parents, a program of the RACSB.  The Program for Teen Parents provides school and home-based education and support for pregnant and parenting teenagers in Spotsylvania County. The program encourages a healthy pregnancy, healthy babies, and a positive nurturing relationship between parent and child. The Parent Educator, Joan Gillis, works with a community of volunteers to provide free Infant/Child CPR classes, weekly infant massage classes, Teen Lamaze Classes, and mentors. For participants actively engaging in the program, Childcare Assistance is available. The goal is to help teens successfully complete high school and life skills/job preparation to enhance future employment opportunities and increase family stability.  Gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target, and WaWa are most helpful, along with cards from local grocery stores.  Though the program is based in and serves primarily Spotsylvania County, donations will be divided among the localities, as the program seeks to expand its service area to be inclusive of youth from all jurisdictions.

Youth First 2016 Participant & Vendor Directory
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February 5, 2016

Conference Location

Riverside Conference Center

95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg, VA 22405


Conference Agenda
Vendor Registration

Participant Registration/Breakfast/
Vendor Exhibits

Welcome & Introduction

Keynote Presentation

Lunch/Vendor Exhibits

Breakout Session

Break/Afternoon Snack

Vendor Prizes/Closing Remarks

Hotel Information for Vendors

Hilton Garden Inn (Central Park)
1060 Hospitality Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-548-8822


Reservations can be made online:

Click Here to Make Group Reservations

Reservations can also be made by calling 1-877-STAYHGI and mentioning group code “YOUTHF”. 


The special group rate offered is $89 for King Bed and $89 for 2 Queen Beds plus 11.3% sales tax, per room per night. Plus 10% off current selling rates for our suites.


***Note the last day to make reservations under the group block guaranteeing the group rate is 1/21/2016.


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