This year a group of young adults who were just participants last year, took charge of arranging the conference. Having them on boards under APPAC youth wing, has been a rewarding experience for everyone involved. The youth feel their voice is valued and that they have an impact on what issues should be discussed and adult members benefit from the fresh perspective, optimism, and enthusiasm youth bring to the table. We at APPAC believe that rather than standing or speaking for our next generation, we need to stand with them, while they speak for themselves. This was just an idea and now is slowly growing into a movement and we are seeing the maturation of our next generation of leaders.