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Youth United Youth Advisory Council


What is the Youth Advisory Council?

The Y.A.C. ensures youth voice in Youth United’s Movement, from policy to decision making.

Vision: To be an advisory board to Youth united that helps Youth United thrive as an organization.

The YAC is selected annually through a competitive application and interview process. Teens who have been active in Youth United are strongly encouraged to apply.

We seek high school students (grades 9-12), who represent the broad spectrum of young people committed to community service and leadership.

YAC Commitment

We are the voice of Youth United.

We connect today’s youth with the Youth United Community Partners.

We are leaders, NOW.

We work to Light the Fire Within.

We are the  Youth Advisory Council.

Benefits of Being a part of YAC

  • Mentorship relationships with members of the Youth United committee
  • Work with other young leaders like yourself across the country who want to make a difference
  • Opportunity to provide input, share your ideas, provide leadership to a national youth-serving organization, and help others
  • Develop and/or deepen your leadership skills, professionalism, and business acumen
  • Excellent resume builder

What does the YAC do?

  • Reaches new youth and continues to engage current youth participants in Youth United.
  • Represents Youth United nationally and locally at key conferences and special events.
  • Adopts service projects or other major initiatives that measurably advance the YAC and Youth United.

Time commitment

Members spend approximately 1-4 hours per week contributing to the work of Youth United. This might include giving feedback to National HQ on key decisions and on one-on-one communication with individual mentors; engaging in small group calls within the YAC; and other position-specific responsibilities, depending on the member’s role in the YAC.

In order to serve on YAC, you must…

  • Have reached the age of 15 by the first day of term (June 1st) and must be a current high school student.
  • Be active in your community through volunteering, community service, or a leadership position.
  • Be open to the opinions and perspectives of others, and be willing to try new things.
  • Have a passion for bettering yourself, your community, the world in which we live.

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within