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The Indiana Youth Advisory Board (IYAB) is comprised of current and former foster youth throughout the State of Indiana, from ages 14-23. Regional meetings are hosted quarterly and provide an open and confidential environment for youth to share their experience, ultimately determining new approaches to make a positive impact on in both their personal lives and the child welfare system.
Involvement on the Board offers unique opportunities for leadership and to educate child welfare professionals on youth experience in care. YAB members will have the opportunity to advocate for their peers at various conference and events throughout the year, gaining direct professional experience and networking with other young adults and key community stakeholders in Older Youth Services.
The Indiana Youth Advisory Board is returning to the campus of Purdue-Calumet!
The Indiana Youth Advisory Board (IYAB) is comprised of four regional boards that meet throughout the State of Indiana. Members of the board are current and former foster youth ages 16 to 21 (or 23 if they are receiving ETV funding). Participating youth will receive a stipend, paid directly to youth. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.
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The Indiana Youth Advisory Board is back in Indy!
The Indiana Youth Advisory Board (YAB) consists of youth that are currently or have been apart of the Indiana foster care system. YAB is comprised of current and former foster youth from the 18 regions within the State of Indiana.
Involvement on the Board offers unique opportunities for leadership and to educate DCS leadership on youth experience and perspective within the foster care system.
Visit the IYAB Member Page to find out if you're eligible and complete an application today!