Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of youth, with disabilities, between the ages of 16 and 26 who are emerging leaders in the state of Utah.

YAC’s mission is to get youth involved in self-advocacy, peer mentoring and other activities that will improve the quality of life for youth with disabilities.  The Youth Advisory Committee empowers youth to fact find what issues are important to their generation, to convey their findings to the Utah Statewide Independent Living Council, to express those issues in their state and local communities, and to develop strategies to solve them. 

We are seeking a group of enthusiastic, motivated youth to participate.  If you would like to take a leadership role in advocating for youth in Utah, please join us!  

Commitments and Responsibilities

As a member of the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), there are commitments and responsibilities.  Your enthusiasm and active participation are essential.  You should be prepared to:

  • Participate in monthly teleconference calls, which are approximately one hour in length.
  • Participate in face to face YAC meeting two times a year, which will involve travel to location.
  • Participate or present at local community events.
  • Provide advice and input on various YAC activities.

Basically, we are asking you to give us your energy, ideas and commitment as we move the Youth Advisory Committee forward.  If you want to make a difference for youth with disabilities in the state of Utah, then this is for you! 

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