Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB)
"I signed up for YAAB because I think it's a great cause and a great way to get involved and give back to the community. I love the idea of having a voice in something at such a young age, especially with an issue that affects so many people worldwide. I hope to make a difference with someone, somewhere in the community, and hope to gain experience with working in a group and seeing the lives of others." -Bucks County 11th grade student and YAAB member
A Woman's Place (AWP) Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) is a group of passionate and creative youth leaders (grades 9-12) dedicated to raising awareness about dating violence among their peers and helping AWP create a safer Bucks County. They do this by informing decision-making at AWP and working alongside staff to plan various awareness campaigns, events, and speaking engagements, including AWP’s Annual Breakfast & Community Recognition Ceremony.
Members work independently to meet goals throughout each month and prepare for a monthly meeting during which all members will share what they’ve been working on, brainstorm future projects together, and learn more about the inner workings of nonprofits like AWP. This is a great leadership opportunity, and despite the seriousness of this topic, a fun way to work together with teens across Bucks County!
For more information or to sign up for YAAB, contact Community Educator, Kristen Kane, at 443-593-9839 or Kkane@awomansplace.org.