Hartford Youth Advisory Board

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Hartford Youth Advisory Board

 Hartford Youth Advisory Board

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Mission:

The City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation (DFCYR) ensures the well-being and success of all Hartford families. The department works toward that goal by promoting and providing high-quality early childhood education, youth development, workforce development, recreation, and other related programs. The Hartford Youth Advisory Board (HYAB) provides an opportunity for Hartford youth to advise DFCYR in its efforts and strategies related to this mission. The HYAB provides vital youth voice on issues pertaining to City policies, programs, and projects that aim to support Hartford’s young people.

Goals:

  • Under the oversight of DFCYR in its role as the Youth Services Bureau for the City of Hartford, the HYAB shall make a continuous review of youth and young adult issues in the City, with a focus on workforce development, college and career readiness, and youth justice
  • The HYAB will develop and present recommendations to the Mayor on issues affecting young people in the city of Hartford

Membership:

  • The HYAB shall have a minimum of eleven (11) members
  • DFCYR shall provide primary oversight of the operations of the HYAB

Eligibility:

  • All members shall be residents of the City of Hartford
  • Members shall be between 13 and 18 years old
  • Members may be either in-school or out of school
  • Immediate family members of City Staff and Municipal Elected Officials are ineligible

Nomination and Selection Process:

  1. Board Members may be nominated by an organization, school, program, peer, or a youth may self-nominate
  2. A selection committee will review all applications
  3. Eligible nominees will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee members
  4. Selections will be made based upon, but not limited to: 
  • Nominator’s statement;
  • Nominee’s interview;
  • Youth Advisory Board requirements

Submission Process:

  • Nominations will be accepted via Embedded Form Below

 

All APPLICANTS MUST DOWNLOAD AND REVIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING PARTICIPATION FORM

 

NOMINATION FORM

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Questions?

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