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Youth 'N Action

Mailing Address:

Spokane & Seattle, WA 99204

Phone: 866-898-6013

Contact Person: Ryan Oelrich

Email:

Web Site: http://http://depts.washington.edu/pbhjp/Youth_N_Action/index.php

Population Served:
Transition-aged Youth

Mission:
Youth ‘N Action is a Statewide youth advocacy program that brings youth voice to public policy and empowers at risk youth ages 14-24 to make differences in their lives, communities and systems that serve youth

Description:
Youth 'N Action brings youth voice to public policy and empower at-risk youth ages 14-24 to make positive differences in their lives, their communities, and systems that serve youth. YNA is a youth-driven organization surrounded by youth-friendly adults and professionals who provide support to the youth to help them create the positive outcomes they desire. YNA provides youth with a variety of opportunities to make a positive difference.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide youth-guided organization
• A statewide youth-guided chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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