Youth Advisory Council

Our Program

The Youth Advisory Council is an essential part of the Village of Hempstead Initiative. Family and Children’s facilitates an opportunity for youth to serve as decision-makers, impact the Village positively, and broaden their perspective of the world.

Mission

The purpose of the Council is to develop a team of young leaders, who would be recognized for their dedication to promoting youth leadership, service-learning, adult partnerships, political alliances and diversity.

Criteria

Students must attend Hempstead High School from grades 9-12. Hempstead High school teachers, Guidance, Team center, and Deans are encouraged to nominate youth. Youth can decide to join themselves or current members can recommend a student. The group should reflect students from all areas i.e. special education, advanced placement students, and student athletes.  

  • Youth must be able to commit time and energy to specific projects.
  • They will participate in leadership training.
  • The group will work collaboratively with the village trustees, and the Mayor of Hempstead.
  • They will be responsible for developing projects (action plans) to improve the Village of Hempstead.
  • Members must attend scheduled meetings.

Council members who complete civic responsibilities and who have a financial need are eligible for to apply for our Scholarship Fund for college or trade school assistance. Travis Nelson, YAC member and Hempstead High School’s first recipient of the QuestBridge Scholarship to Columbia University.

Contact

Donna W. Raphael, Senior Director of Advocacy and Community Relations 175 Fulton Street Hempstead, NY 11550 Phone: (516) 486-7690 Ext. 1 Email: DWRaphael@familyandchildrens.org

The Youth Advisory Council is an essential part of the Village of Hempstead Initiative. Family and Children’s facilitates an opportunity for youth to serve as decision-makers, impact the Village positively, and broaden their perspective of the world.

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