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Youth Advisory Board Toolkit

Youth with mental health, emotional or behavioral needs can promote positive change when they are engaged in leadership opportunities that give them a chance to express their experiences and perspectives.  A Youth Advisory Board can help youth develop self-advocacy skills and promote individual as well as team leadership to promote effective systems of care and support.

This Youth Advisory Board Toolkit is a prototype to help your organization or group benefit from the youth voice.  The purpose of a youth board is to promote an authentic way for youth to engage with meaning.

The toolkit covers the following areas:

  • Information about PACER’s Youth Advisory Board on Mental Health
  • How to set up a Youth Advisory Board
  • Sample Forms

Youth Advisory Board Toolkit (pdf)