The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is dedicated to partnering with and acknowledging the expertise of young people who have run away, been expelled from home or become disconnected from family. By virtue of their own experience, survivors of homelessness are equipped with insights that complement and transcend traditional research. Accordingly, NN4Y established the National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC) to connect these individuals with the lawmakers, service providers and community officials responsible for crafting policy solutions.
Since launching the Council, NN4Y has encouraged formerly homeless youth to become active and outspoken in the community. In turn, these young leaders have upheld our mission to create an unconditional and indiscriminate safety net for all youth in America. Thanks to the NYAC, we will continue sharing the faces and stories that define youth homelessness.
“NN4Y creates collaboration opportunities between Youth Advisors and policymakers to raise the voices and experiences of youth and effect positive and productive changes to existing structures and policies.”