NN4Y is committed to ensuring that our work is driven directly by the priorities of young people. The NYAC provides young adults the opportunity to set NN4Y’s priorities and focus, ensuring that our work consistently supports our mission and amplifies the voice of youth with lived experience nationally.
NYAC members grow as leaders for change and play a vital role in shaping NN4Y’s priorities and strategies. To date, we have trained over 35 National Youth Advisory Council members to take an active role in crafting a policy advocacy plan, speaking about federal policies that impacted their lives, and educating policymakers to transform systems.
NYAC members represent every US region and 17 states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Washington, DC.