The Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board (OHIO YAB) is a statewide organization of young people (aged 14-24) who have experienced foster care.
We exist to be the knowledgeable statewide voice that influences policies and practices that effect all youth who have or will experience out of home care.
Statewide Quarterly Meetings
The OHIO Youth Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis. Here is our 2017 Statewide Meeting Schedule.
If you are a foster care youth or alumni who is planning to attend or an adult who will be transporting young people, please RSVP to email@example.com. (We want to make sure that youth and alumni are included in the lunch count).
If you are a youth who wants to get more involved in the statewide board, consider filling out the 2017 OHIO YAB Officer in Training Application.
The OHIO YAB welcomes insights and invitations from our allies. We have established protocol if you would like to to invite youth to participate on a panel, or if you are interested in sharing information at one of our statewide quarterly meetings.
Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory
President Stephfon Kennedy, Cuyahoga County
Vice President Melissa Stroud, Mahoning County
Media Spokesperson Malcolm Hazelton, Montgomery County
Parliamentarian Damahri Carter, Franklin County
Secretary Christian Roman, Montgomery County
Officer-in-Training Ronnie Dotson, Franklin County
Officer-in-Training Dustin Candelas Ruiz, Montgomery County