YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
What is the Youth Advisory Board?
The Youth Advisory Board was created for motivated self-advocates who are of transition-age (14-22) and want to positively impact their community. The board meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30 via zoom. This is a volunteer position that will look great on resumes and college applications as well as allow individuals to hone valuable leadership skills.
What does the Youth Advisory Board do?
Board members will work with other youth during a fun and engaging monthly board meeting to:
- Help others understand the needs and rights of individuals with disabilities and unique health care needs
- Learn how to effectively self-advocate
- Help others learn to advocate for themselves and encourage independence
- Help families and individuals locate resources, programs and viable options for current and future utilization
- Review current Transition University content and curriculum
- Help youth with disabilities understand and hone self-determination skills
- Make new friends and establish networking opportunities
- Participate in various leadership roles and learn the basics of Parliamentary Procedure
- Provide feedback to the Utah Parent Center on current and in-progress programs, presentations and activities
If interested in joining the Youth Advisory Board please fill out the following form here