Call for Youth Engagement Advisors

To ensure youth voice and perspective are at the forefront of CANs as they work to meet targets and goals they have set, ACYI is looking for community members to serve as Youth Engagement Advisors (YEAs) to serve on the CANs! YEAs are specifically charged with ensuring that youth voice and perspective are lifted throughout the work of the CAN. YEAs support action aligned to this end, including helping to facilitate youth focus groups, authentic youth input, etc. Read the role description below, and contact Ashley Edinger, Partnership Coordinator, with any questions or to express interest!


Youth Engagement Advisor

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

OVERVIEW: The ACYI Youth Engagement Advisor (YEA) serves as a participating member of a Collaborative Action Network (CAN) that is working to improve Cradle to Career Outcomes on behalf of youth. The YEA is specifically charged with ensuring that youth voice and perspective are lifted throughout the work of the CAN. The YEA supports action aligned to this end, including helping to facilitate youth focus groups, authentic youth input, etc.

OBJECTIVE: To ensure youth voice and perspective are at the forefront of the CANs as they work to meet targets and goals they have set.

PARTICIPATION & LEADERSHIP

  • Serve as a YEA on at least one CAN. Meetings/work sessions occur monthly or quarterly as needed.
  • Encourage and facilitate authentic youth input and engagement.
  • Participate in meeting/work sessions with other YEAs to share updates, outcomes, and best practices.
  • Provide input on workshops and training offered through ACYI’s Institute regarding authentic youth engagement.
  • Lift up best practices and connections to authentically engage youth within the ACYI Partnership.
  • Provide advice and insight to ACYI on a formal and informal basis to help advance ACYI’s mission.
  • Capture and Share Stories of Impact with Community Leaders Council, Partners, and the Community.
  • Support for YEAs is provided by ACYI’s COO and Partnership Coordinator.

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