About the Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) started in 2010 to place youth voices at the center of the U Choose campaign, dedicated to improving youth sexual health and evidence-based programs promoting youth health and wellness as a part of the B’more for Healthy Babies initiative. Since its creation, YAC members have met regularly to provide young people’s insights to inform BCHD programs, serve as peer health educators and advocates for their communities, and engage other youth and youth advisory groups to promote the health and wellbeing of Baltimore City’s youth and young adults.
As a part of YAC, members receive professional development trainings and resources, including skills in facilitation and public speaking, and education on healthy relationships and sexual health. In addition to getting paid for their role, members have opportunities to serve as mentors and receive mentorship from their peers, and form lasting relationships with community health leaders in Baltimore City.
Minimum of 1 year of service.
A Selection Committee comprised of a current YAC member and the YAC Coordinator and Manager will schedule individual virtual interviews with each applicant. Selection of new members will be determined by the interview and submitted application or nomination form. Final decisions will be made by December 31, 2021.