Written by: Lydia Proulx
You’re Invited to the Youth Best Practice Committee Open House: October 20th, 2021 5pm – 6:30PM ET
We’ve just about made it through 2021, if you can believe it! Our Youth Best Practice Committee has been diligently working on projects, including but not limited to: assessing youth peer support needs in rural communities, establishing the groundwork for a young adult’s bill of data and privacy rights, and supporting our Youth MOVE Change Intitiative’s fellow, Louie Gasper, in developing diversity, equity, and inclusion tools and training materials for youth peer providers.
Our Annual YBPC Open House is a chance to learn about what’s been accomplished and what goals the committee has set for 2022, as well as ask YMN staff and YBPC members about their experiences with the committee. The event is open to ALL who want to hear about the work, and especially those youth, young adults, and supportive adults who want to learn more and get involved. Register Today!
Founded in 2016, the Youth Best Practice Committee (YPBC) supports young leaders and systems around the nation with understanding the value of youth voice in systems-change work. So, the YBPC itself isn’t new, however, this particular committee is! On October 1st, 2021 we will begin accepting applications from youth and young adults with lived experience as well as supportive adults who are especially qualified to guide how youth voice, youth engagement, and youth peer support can really change and improve mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and all youth serving systems.
Want to learn more, or apply to join the Youth Best Practice Committee in 2022? Check out our webpage on the YBPC here! Youth and young adults ages 13 – 29 with lived experience of mental health, child welfare or foster care, juvenile justice, special education, or other youth-serving systems are welcome to apply. We seek diverse representation of young adults, including race, ethnicity, volunteer or employment history, education, immigration status, ability, neurodivergence, geography, gender, sexuality, and lived experiences. We also seek participation from professionals with experience in related fields who want to support youth voice in systems change work. RSVP for the Open House Today!