The Youth Power Advisory Council is a group of young adults who oversee the work the YP network does to amplify youth and young adult voices across systems throughout New York State. The council creates systems change by bringing youth and young adult voices to the highest levels of government. We establish a priority agenda and create community-organizing opportunities.
We are looking for young people ages 18-29 who are/have:
- Passionate about voicing their lived experience
- Dedicated to becoming a leader within their community
- Able to attend monthly virtual meetings
- Have lived experience within a child serving system or a member of an at-risk community (i.e Mental Health, LGBTQ+, Substance Use, BIPOC, Justice Involved, Child Welfare, etc.)
How do you apply to join the YP Council?
To be considered for selection to the council you must submit an application and a Youth Power team member will schedule an interview with you. Complete the application at here.
For a paper version, please contact YPinfo@FTNYS.org or 518-478-3769
“Troubled, disabled, at-risk, activists, advocates, leaders… we are YOUTH POWER!! Grow and push the youth movement to change the world.”
“Being a part of YOUTH POWER! means advocating for not only others, but yourself too. It means standing up for systems advocacy to educate and implement positive change. “
“YOUTH POWER! has been a labor of love for almost a third of my life. It’s given me the power to make sure that young people have what I never did: a choice.”
“Young people should join the YOUTH POWER! Council because it is a great way to use your voice and experiences to make a real difference in the self-advocacy world, all while having fun and learning useful skills.”