Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a subcommittee of the Communities for Positive Youth Development (CPYD) coalition.

The YAC membership is made up of youth (under 20 years old) that live or attend school in the community and are interested in taking a leadership role in creating positive youth development in their community. The YAC meets monthly June-April and is planned and led by youth with the support of the coalition’s staff.

We currently host 3 different Youth Advisory Councils across our service areas. To find more information about the YAC in your neighborhood, send us an email at and we’ll get back to you.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work with coalition staff to engage in a planning process to identify and address issues in the community that influence positive youth development;
  • Work with coalition staff, Chair, Executive Committee, and sub-committees to identify ways in which youth’s perspective can be included in the decisions and activities of the coalition; and
  • Work to ensure a diverse youth perspective and engagement.