YAB Youth Action Board

Youth Action Board

Through the enhancement of leadership skills and youth empowerment, the Youth Action Board (YAB) offers a safe space in which youth can

collaborate with the agency to improve services, identify gaps in services, and advocate for youth needs.

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You can join the YAB anytime! The Youth Action Board welcomes you to engage with other youth and get involved in roles pertaining to advocacy around the services youth receive. The mission of the YAB is to empower youth voice and encourage participation by providing an affirming space to work together to end homelessness in San Diego. San Diego Youth Services' YAB hopes to follow along the same path but tailored specifically to the agency itself and its programs and services.

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The YAB meets monthly, you can contact YAB@sdyouthservices.org for information on the next meeting. Meetings are one hour long with food provided.


  • Have your voice heard
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Play a role in shaping agency services
  • Share your expertise
  • Engage and interact with other youth
  • Receive a $15 gift card for each meeting you attend


Currently receiving services from an SDYS program.


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Current or former foster youth ages 16-21 are invited to sign up for our Independent Living Skills program