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Youth Advisory Board!

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Applications accepted through August 31st, 2022

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) gives teens and young adults an active role informing and improving Youth Services of Tulsa's programs.

Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) is a community based nonprofit in downtown Tulsa, with offices in Broken Arrow, and Owasso. YST serves youth ages 12-24 in four key areas: Runaway and Homeless Services, Counseling, Delinquency Prevention, and Youth Development. 

Youth Voices helping to guide programs

Ideal Candidates for Youth Advisory Board are:

  • Between the ages of 15-22

  • Engaged, active, and present

  • Interested in developing leadership skills

  • Enjoys collaborative team environments

  • Eager to serve as an ambassador for YST

  • Passionate about helping youth in crisis

  • Enthusiastic about elevating youth voice through peer connections, and community outreach.

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Participants are expected to model YST's core values:

  • Inclusive: Celebrate diversity and honor the unique strengths, needs, and relationships of all people. 

  • Compassionate: Foster a safe and welcoming environment built upon trust, respect, kindness, and honest communication.

  • Dedicated: Fearlessly support and empower people to find hope, opportunities, and solutions for a promising future.

  • Collaborative: Learn, grow, and thrive through partnerships, innovation, and the use of information.

  • Youth-Driven: Partner with youth and rely on their voice and insight to guide our work.

YAB candidates are expected to attend twice-monthly meetings on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm
Additional meetings may be called periodically by YAB facilitators
for special projects.

Fall 2022
September 15th - Orientation 
September 22 - Orientation Continued
October 13
October 27 - Officer Elections
November 10
November 17
December 1
December 15

Spring 2023
January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 9
March 23
April 6
April 20
May 1
May 25

Summer 2023
Date TBA Presentation to YST Board of Directors
Date TBA Presentation to YST Staff (All-Agency)