Our YAB is a forum for young people ages 16-24 to discuss issues, resources, etc. affecting their peers with shared, lived experiences including homelessness, poverty, interaction with foster or adoptive systems, interaction with the Department of Corrections or Juvenile Justice, and/or interaction with mental health and treatment systems, who strive to influence positive, systemic change while highlighting the values of respect and diversity amongst its membership.
- Youth empowerment & meaningful inclusion
- Youth have valuable experiences that can teach
- Are respected for their ideas and opinions and
are free to state them
- Provide a unique role in advocating for the
improvement of services
- Reinforces an equal partnership
- It creates a system that provides resources for vulnerable populations that have been slipping through the cracks
Its so important for service providers to give the young adults they serve a safe space to express their needs. Be open to change. New aged policy advice can change your success rates from great to OUTSTANDING!
Be brave enough to speak your truth! Sharing your story can impact many!
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Youth, service providers, local and state government agencies, funders, policymakers, and advocates came together at the end of May to address youth homelessness in Maryland. From fostering collaborations and strategic planning to program design and youth engagement, sessions were designed to share strategies, tools, and skills that could be adapted for organizations, agencies, and communities to improve efforts to end and prevent youth homelessness.