Audio Description: The annual Youth Board officer elections were held. Representatives from the My Brother's Sister's Keeper Youth Council spoke about their experience organizing the first DYCD Virtual Youth Town Hall held on August 19. The Board’s Youth Engagement Workgroup offered an update on the proposal to select youth representatives to join the Youth Board.
The New York City Youth Board advises DYCD on the development of youth programs. The board is comprised of leaders from business, academia, government, foundations, and the non-profit sector.
DYCD administers federally funded youth workforce development programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Under WIOA, the NYC Workforce Development Board can convene a Youth Committee to support the provision of WIOA youth services. The Committee helps to strengthen the capacity of workforce development programs to provide high-quality services aligned with employer needs.
The Youth Board and Youth Committee meet jointly on a quarterly basis.