Floor Plan of LIFE:
Fall 2021
Virtual Conference

Conference Dates:

November 2 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
November 3 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm
November 4 | 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Registration for this conference has closed.

Eligible youth are encouraged to click in and join us for 3 fun filled nights with workshops and activities from the comfort of your own home.  Along with some awesome sessions, youth will have the opportunity to play games and to win raffle prizes throughout the conference. Share this info page and invite a youth or friend. We cannot wait to see you there! Need more info? Read on.

Fall 2021 Virtual Conference


Are you bored in the house and in the house bored? You need our “Floor Plan of LIFE.” Save the dates in your calendar for 3 nights of virtual fun, like only the Project LIFE team can bring. Workers and parents, download the flyer here and share it with your youth!

How to Apply


Youth interested in attending must be:

  • between the ages of 14-23,
  • previously or currently receiving foster care services in Virginia, or were adopted after the age of 16,
  • and interested in growing your independent living skills, leadership development, and advocacy voice.

Conference Application/Registration

Registration opened on September 13th and will closed October 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Youth who meet the criteria listed above should work with their LDSS worker to submit a conference application. It just one form as opposed to in years past. This form is to be filled out by the LDSS worker or the youth if the youth is 18 years of age or older. If the youth has been adopted, the adoptive parent must complete the application and list their information where it says “Worker,” “LDSS,” or “placement.” Completed applications will be reviewed by Project LIFE staff. Youth will be accepted to the conference based on demonstrated interest in the focus and goals of the conference and recent conduct.

Eighty (80) youth will be accepted to the fall conference, with the goal of 16 youth representatives from each of the five regions in Virginia. Register today!

What Happens at a Youth Conference?

Check out our house guests (presenters) at this Fall 2021 conference!

Schedule Overview: (Of COURSE there are raffles, ice breakers, cameos, and activities all throughout each day. We can’t give away all of the surprises!)

Each Day will start at 5:30 PM and end at 8:30 PM. We encourage you to sign on before 5:30 to be entered into our exclusive Early Bird Raffle.
Day 1: 11/2 – Youth Choice Workshop: “Organizing Your Space” with Katherine Lawrence
Day 1: 11/2 – “Lessons from Lyrics” with Danielle McDowell
Day 2: 11/3 – VDSS and SPEAKOUT with leaders and members
Day 2: 11/3 – “Keep that Same Energy: The Power of Positive Connections” with Jeff May
Day 3: 11/4 – “Making Money + What to Do with It” panel and investing expert
Day 2: 11/4 – “Cooking in the Kitchen” with Chef Jay Wiggins

Additional Information


The conference is free of charge to participants and is paid for by the Project LIFE grant funded by VDSS.


Once your registration form is reviewed, you will receive links to access all of the sessions and events. All will take place through the Ring Central platform. Participants can download the application before the event, or join through the link on their computer or device. You will need a stable internet connection to view and participate in the sessions.


We at Project LIFE would to like to thank all the volunteers that took the time to support us for all the past conferences with chaperoning our youth participants and for your ongoing support with the Project LIFE program. At this time, we do not have a need for the volunteer opportunities we typically require for conferences. If you would like to get involved in other ways, you can support Project LIFE by becoming a Family Champion through UMFS. Learn more about supporting UMFS and Project LIFE.

If you have any questions about the conference, email Kelly Trump at ktrump@umfs.org or call 804-353-4461 x1212.