Hartford Youth Advisory Board


Hartford Youth Advisory Board

 Hartford Youth Advisory Board

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The City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation (DFCYR) announces that Nominations for the Hartford Youth Advisory Board (HYAB) are now being accepted! The HYAB provides a unique opportunity for Hartford young people to share in the collective impact of youth voice to make positive changes in their community. HYAB members develop civic leadership skills while developing and participating in various community engagement opportunities with DFCYR and the City of Hartford.

Under the oversight of DFCYR in its role as the Youth Service Bureau for the City of Hartford, the HYAB shall make a continuous review of youth and young adult challenges and opportunities. The HYAB will develop and present recommendations to the Mayor and DFCYR on issues affecting young people in the City of Hartford.

Nomination Submission and HYAB Guidelines:

  • Prospective HYAB Board Members may be nominated by an organization, school, program, peer or a youth may self-nominate
  • Youth are nominated in recognition of their leadership skills, community involvement, and engagement
  • Eligible nominees will complete a brief panel interview; final selections will be made after interviews have concluded
  • Nominees must be Hartford residents between the ages of 13 to 18
  • Nominations deadline: March 31, 2023; 11:59 pm
  • Immediate family members of City Staff and Municipal Elected Officials are ineligible

An online nomination may be submitted by clicking the link provided:  Hartford Youth Advisory Board – City of Hartford (hartfordct.gov)

Additional details and information are available by contacting: (Spanish) Arnaldo Perez (860) 757-9508, PereA005@Hartford.gov OR (English) Sheryal Goldston (860) 757-9532, Golds001@hartford.gov

Thank you!



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Sheryal Goldson
Administrative Analyst
City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation
Phone: 860.757.9595