The ultimate vision of the OHIO Youth Advisory Board is for young people in each of Ohio’s 88 counties to have opportunities to have a voice. Young people throughout Ohio need and deserve leadership opportunities.    #YouthVoiceMatters


If you would like to host a Youth Leadership Retreat in your county, please contact lisa@fosteractionohio.org

Here is a sample agenda of the retreats that we facilitate.
Here are sample ballots which we use for statewide officer elections.
The OHIO YAB provides toolkits for existing YABs, with specific instructions.

It also might be helpful to look at the YAB Funding FAQs.


  1. Allen
  2. Athens
  3. Cuyahoga
  4. Franklin
  5. Greene
  6. Guernsey
  7. Hamilton
  8. Lake (NE Board, which includes youth from Ashtabula and Geauga)
  9. Lorain
  10. Lucas
  11. Mahoning
  12. Montgomery
  13. Stark
  14. Union County