The main goal of the Youth Advisory Council is to equip youth leaders with the skills to analyze societal problems affecting the health of their communities, and to mobilize our youth to help solve those problems.
Advise the Organization: This youth-led body will advise and lend insight about the issues affecting the health of their communities.
Actionable Projects: The YAC will affect direct change in their communities through a variety of projects including educational workshops, social media campaigns, and direct actions. These projects will affect at least 1,000 youth over the course of one year.
Empower Themselves: YAC participants will empower themselves through participation in an educational and confidence-building curriculum, as well as through various public speaking opportunities promoting self-advocacy.
2018 Partnership with Story Corps
In 2018 the Youth Advisory Council partnered with Story Corps to become trained in storytelling and conducting interviews. The Youth Advisory Council interviewed HIV long term survivors and activists as part of a project to reduce isolation for long-term survivors and foster intergenerational wisdom among older and younger activists. More information can be found here.