Youth Advisory Board
What is the Youth Advisory Board (YAB)…
This group of diverse, young and vibrant youth will come to the table to discuss the services being offered throughout the Balance of State, as well as, offer insight from a youth’s perspective. The YAB participants will also look at policies and procedures across the state and offer feedback to not only the Balance of State, but also to HUD. This will also include choosing providers for new programming in many areas within the state of Wisconsin. The ultimate goal is to End Youth Homelessness and this group will be tasked with that commitment.
The YAB will be meeting four times per year, in various locations around the state.
Who should join…Anyone under 24 who have experienced or is experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ youth 24 and under, Pregnant and/or parenting youth 24 and under, youth involved in the juvenile justice system 24 and under, victims of sexual trafficking youth and exploitation, and any foster care youth 24 and under.
When are the meetings…We will be having 4 meetings a year and may require travel, however, this will be reimbursed and we can assist in making travel arrangements with you. Meetings will offer food, incentives and fun. Gift Cards will be offered to all youth that attend.
The Balance of State Youth Advisory Board conducted a t-shirt contest. We are proud to announce that the design posted is the WINNER!!! We are very proud of all the youth that participated. The winner of the T-Shirt Design Contest won a $100 gift card, a T-shirt and a "thirty-one gifts" goodie bag
Hope and Home Artistic Expression Contest
Youth.....please share an artistic design that resembles HOPE, HOME or homelessness.
We would love to hear from you!
Click here to download the flyer
Thanks to all of you who submitted a design for the Poster Contest.