A collaboration between youth and adult supporters that aims to lift youth voices and make meaningful, positive changes in statewide policies and practices.
To empower youth to create positive changes in the foster care system. It elevates youth voices, builds leadership and advocacy skills, and partners with leadership to promote better outcomes for youth in care.
Help facilitate and organize meetings and move projects forward between meetings.
Attend meetings and provide insight into their experiences to promote positive change in the foster care system.
Know the system, have connections, guide youth members to set attainable goals, and help them reach those goals.
The board is coordinated by the Vermont Youth Development Program.