The mission of the Young Adult Leadership Council is to create opportunities for youth to have a voice at the table for organizational and policy change. Their voices and lived experience directly inform how we shape the lives of the transition-age foster youth in our programs, services and systems change.
Comprised of local youth representatives, youth interns, and other identified youth, the Council includes at least one member from each county/region.
In addition to monthly Council meetings, members represent First Place for Youth at community convenings and meetings with legislators, donors, community partners, and other stakeholders. Council members receive compensation for time spent on Council matters.
A YEAR IN REVIEW
Engaged in conversations around the Summer Bridge programming
April / May 2020
Created youth vaccine Flyer to distribute to youth in program
Met with Evaluation & Learning Department to discuss pregnancy prevention and programming
July & August 2020
Consulting and building understanding with Policy and Development departments
Young Adult Leadership Council members joined youth spaces, workshops, and events across the state
Supported holiday planning and created the Gratitude Wall
November / December 2020
Provided feedback on our Program Practice Competencies
Provided feedback on education retention
Provided feedback and discussed pathways to successful exits to stable housing for youth exiting programs with First Place Evaluation & Learning Department
First Place for Youth Board Member