Audio Description: Watch the video below for the Youth Board/Youth Committee Meeting that took place on September 12, 2018. In this meeting Yexenia Markland, Deputy Director for Planning, Program Integration and Evaluation, presented a preview of the DYCD Service Hub, an online resource to find and apply for DYCD programs. After sharing information about the plans for this resource, she requested that Youth Board and Youth Committee members participate by completing a focus group survey to help the agency develop the resource and to understand the user experience. The Youth Board/Youth Committee members held elections for Vice President and Secretary and Engagement Officer.
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.