The Children's Trust Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), open to all Miami-Dade County high school students, is a youth leadership program designed to nurture the next generation of change-makers committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world. Through regular meetings, advocacy trainings and firsthand service-learning experiences, YAC-ers spend the academic year in an exploration of leadership and advocacy. Approximately 60 youth are currently participating through six branches with a shared mission: YAC North, YAC South, YAC Far South, YAC West, YAC West Kendall and YAC Central; participation meets requirements for high school community service hours. Annual highlights include a spring trip to Tallahassee during Children's Week to visit the capitol, meet with legislators and experience the political process firsthand, as well as attend the PeaceJam Southeast Regional Conference on the FSU campus.
For more information, email YAC@thechildrenstrust.org.