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Arizona Youth Partnership Board

TeenagersThe Arizona Youth Partnership Board is part of the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative (AYOI); a project of Children’s Action Alliance, and focuses on improving outcomes for young adults transitioning out of foster care.  The Board works in partnership with the Initiative to ensure young adults have a say in shaping policies, programs, and services for a successful transition to adulthood.  Youth who currently or formerly experienced foster care and are between the ages of 16 and 26 are eligible to apply for this select Board. (Guardian approval required for young adults under the age of 18.) 

Children’s Action Alliance is currently accepting applications for Board membership. You can download the application and complete it on-line, then save as a new document with your name in the title, and email to marrigo@azchildren.org.  Applications are being accepted starting March 3, 2014 and CAA will continue until the all of the 10 to 15 positions are filled.

Members of the Arizona Youth Partnership Board will participate in monthly board meetings, various trainings on services and supports available to youth transitioning out of foster care, presenting legislative testimony, speaking engagements, attending community events, developing an advocacy agenda, and event planning. Youth Partnership Board members receive a stipend for their work.

Being a member of the Youth Partnership Board means:

  • Making New Friends
  • Planning Events
  • Representing Youth Who Have Been In Foster Care
  • Building Your Resume
  • Speaking Your Mind
  • Learning Money Management and Saving For Your Future
  • Earning A Stipend

For more questions, please contact Meghan Arrigo, Manager of Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative, at marrigo@azchildren.org or (602) 266-0707 extension 211.

 

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