Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

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The Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) are subcommittee of the Communities for Positive Youth Development (CPYD) coalition.


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. 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

Youth Advocates for Change

Rainbow Room High School Youth Advisory Council

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650 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 104
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-5939
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Funding provided to the Kenneth Young Center by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), the Illinois Public Health Association, the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, the Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, and Schaumburg Township.