YABPa Youth Advisory Board

Above is a map showing the 6 regional Youth Advisory Boards around Pennsylvania. Each regional YAB is led by youth officers and at least one staff regional YAB coordinator. Contact the regional YAB coordinator if you are interested in joining your Regional YAB.

Statewide YAB Board

YAB Coordinator:

Marvin Butts 
EMAIL

Child Welfare Resource Center
403 E Winding Hill Road | Mechanicsburg, PA  17055
DIRECTIONS

Meeting Schedule:

November 15, 2018
January 10, 2019
March 7, 2019
Community Service Day-TBD
Open House July 18, 2019

NorthWest North Central NorthEast
Contact Information:

Amy Bizjak
EMAIL
814-724-7510 Ext. 425

Brenda Martin
Office 814-724-7510, ext. 427
Contact Information:

Marvin Butts 
EMAIL
Contact Information:

Lindsey Glezen
EMAIL
Ph: 570-241-5173
SouthWest South Central SouthEast
Contact Information:

Mandy Somerville
EMAIL

Ph: 724-422-6233
Contact Information:

Leasia Ayers-Caswell
717-337-0110
EMAIL
Contact Information:

Angeliqué S. Israel B.S.
EMAIL

Ph: 484-753-5054

Mission: The mission of the Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is to educate, advocate, and form partnerships to create positive change in the child welfare system.

Membership: Youth and alumni of the child welfare system ages 16 to 21 are elected from regional boards as officers.

Structure: Local and Regional YABs funnel into the Statewide YAB. Each Regional YAB (6 regions – contact information for staff support listed above). Activities: Youth and alumni create positive change in the child welfare system by:

Meetings: Regional YABs and the Statewide YAB meet every other month. The meeting schedule for the YAB statewide is listed above.

Philosophy: YAB members are viewed as experts and meetings are youth-led and organized. Staff members are appointed to each Regional YAB in a support role to help youth find their voices and teach them about meeting facilitation, action planning, and other necessary skills.

 

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