Meet our New York Youth Advisory Board

 

Autumn Carter

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I believe wholeheartedly in taking the systems created by and for those with the most and using their power and resources to support the least of us. I’m also out to prove that the “millennials don’t care” stereotype wrong one intentional collective action at a time.

 

Jennie Chung

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because I believe that all people regardless of age or background should have access to competent, comprehensive healthcare in their community.

 

 

Katrina Coles

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB to get a deeper connection to the issues facing my community. I also want to learn about and get involved in the political process on behalf of that community.

 

Paola Cruz

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? YAB’s mission and values acquiesce with mine—amplify the voices of young people and create social change. Joining YAB will not only enable me to tackle the issues on higher education and healthcare, but it will also allow me to engage deeper into the conversation around diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

 

Taela Dudley

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined YAB because I want to make a tangible impact on issues affecting our day to day lives.

 

Anne Flomenhaft

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because my values align with YI of empowering young people to be civically engaged, and to learn how to improve policies relating to healthcare, workforce development and higher education.

 

Samer Hassan

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I wanted to join YAB because it would give me a chance to gage the problems faced by New York’s community. YAB brings together a diverse group of people and hearing everyone’s perspective will help to aid our fight in making the future more equitable.

 

Nicole Krishtul

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because I believe that expanding decision-making power to those typically left out of the conversation helps create more equitable, sustainable, and just cities. This board gives me the platform to help make broader civic engagement happen.

 

 

Evalena Labayen

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB to be more involved in the conversation around the student loan debt crisis and advocate for its solution. I wanted to be a part of the PR committee to provide news and press releases about the issues that the YAB will address to create a wider network of engagement.

 

Samantha Ng

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board? I joined the YAB because I was drawn to YI’s commitment to making leadership and professional development accessible to youth no matter their background or socioeconomic status. The YAB has also been a great support system in understanding how I can impact change in my communities through policy, advocacy, and organizing.

 

Catherine Roseman

Why did you join the Youth Advisory Board?I joined the YAB because I am passionate about providing youth access to civic engagement and healthcare and to gain experience with state-level advocacy on these issues.