Calling all New Orleans youth, ages 14-24! Join the Youth Advisory Board of CYPB!

The Youth Advisory Board of CYPB is recruiting new members to join in 2022!

All 14 to 24 year-old’s who live, work, or go to school in Orleans Parish are welcome & encouraged to apply. 

Apply here!

Applications close on Monday, January 31 at 11:59pm.

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What does the Youth Advisory Board of CYPB do?

  • Gives voice to their experiences, expectations & aspirations.
  • Informs and advises CYPB’s planning of activities that impact New Orleans children, youth, and their families.
  • Co-leads planning and action for the Youth Master Plan – a comprehensive roadmap where youth define success, set the standard for outcomes, and shape systems change.
  • Act as ambassadors of CYPB and representatives of New Orleans youth voice and vision.

What will the Youth Advisory Board focus on in 2022?

  • Youth Master Plan Presentations: Build collective awareness of the Youth Master Plan, Youth Vision, and ways to participate in the change process by offering youth-to-youth presentations across New Orleans.
  • Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Data & Engagement Squads: Co-create and launch a youth-to-youth survey about experience and perspective around key issues and solutions to inform Youth Master Plan implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Report out findings to peers, organizational partners, and elected officials.
  • Youth Convening: Plan and host a youth event in Spring 2022 to promote opportunities for civic engagement and Youth Voice in New Orleans.
  • Dismantling Adultism:  Engage with and train youth-serving organizations in how to be more youth-centered, using the Youth Advisory Board-created Dismantling Adultism Toolkit (2020-2021).
  • Youth Equity Center: Consult other organizations in how to launch and run an effective and youth-centered Youth Advisory Committee.

What are Youth Advisory Board commitments & benefits?

  • Serve up to 2 years on the Youth Advisory Board to CYPB
  • Attend virtual monthly Saturday convenings (10am-12pm), with additional convenings as necessary (transition to in-person convenings TBD based on COVID-19 circumstances)
  • Participation stipend available to all members
  • Community service hours available upon request

How do you apply?

Apply here!

Applications close on Monday, January 31 at 11:59pm. Round 2 applicants will be invited to join a virtual panel interview on Saturday, February 12.