Using a collaborative approach that emphasizes strong relationships as the basis of meaningful change, Youth on Board supports the power of young people to infuse their voice on issues and policies that work towards social and educational justice. Youth on Board also publishes resources and provides assistance to organizations that aim to support youth voice at every level in decision making.


Can young people (under the age of 18) legally serve on our board?

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Youth on Board

“Three states have laws supporting youth board involvement – Michigan, Minnesota, and New York.  Forty states have laws that are silent on youth board involvement, meaning that the laws say nothing explicitly regulating or prohibiting involvement based on age.  Seven states prohibit youth board involvement – Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Utah.  Members of boards must be… Read More

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