The Youth Action Board (YAB) is a Standing Committee of the NYC Continuum of Care (CoC). The YAB aspires to be agents of change using lived experiences of homelessness as a tool to bridge the gaps between homelessness and quality of care for all youth 16-24 years living in New York City. The YAB is a body of directly impacted young people using their lived experiences to inform policy and create systematic change to combat youth homelessness. The main objectives of the YAB are to advise the NYC CoC regarding their ongoing commitment to meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness in NYC and ensure that CoC policies and practices are informed by the voices of young people with lived experience of homelessness. General YAB meetings shall be open to any youth that has experienced homelessness or housing instability between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.
Membership on the YAB shall be limited to currently or formerly homeless youth and young adults, ages 16-24, in New York City. Membership on the YAB shall be determined through an application process.
A list of 2020 Meeting Summaries to be published.