Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a subcommittee of the Communities for Positive Youth Development (CPYD) coalition.


The YAC membership is made up of high school students that live or attend school in the community and are interested in taking a leadership role in creating positive youth development in their community. The YAC meets regularly August-May and is led by youth and supported by adults. 

We currently host 3 different Youth Advisory Councils across our service areas. To find more information about the YAC in your area, send us an email at and we’ll get back to you.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work with coalition staff to engage in a planning process to identify and address issues in the community that influence positive youth development

  • Work with coalition staff, Chair, Executive Committee, and sub-committees to identify ways in which youth’s perspective can be included in the decisions and activities of the coalition 

  • Work to ensure a diverse youth perspective and engagement.

Elk Grove High School Youth Advisory Council

District 211 Area Youth Advisory Council

650 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 104
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-5939
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Funding provided in whole or in part to the Kenneth Young Center by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).