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Youth Advisory Board!

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Applications are 
currently closed

For questions or info please contact Regina Dao:  rdao@yst.org

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)