Cohort 6 of YST’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) launched in October. This energetic group of young people assumed the responsibility of helping YST refine its programs and services with feedback from a youth perspective, while also serving as ambassadors to our community. In turn, YST helps YAB members develop their leadership and teambuilding skills while exposing them to important topics such as youth homelessness, mental health challenges, and the social safety nets in place to help youth in crisis.
“I am so proud of these young people who share their time and expertise to help their peers, while continuously striving to model YST’s core values in their own lives and through their work on the YAB,” said Brian Young, Community Relations Coordinator and advisor to the YAB. Many of these youth lead extraordinarily busy lives, which makes their dedication to YST all the more inspiring.
Members of the YAB include Caroline Briggs, Evan Burns, Estrella Dominguez,
Thomas Espinosa, Paytin Ginn, Georgia Gleason, Yolanda Guerrero,
Brandon Hawkins, Ivan Herrera, Marley Hutchins, Alexa Rodriguez,
Lily Stuckey, Maya Woods, Mia Woods, and Racheal Yadon.