Youth Advisory Board

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Become a Life Saver!


LifeAct’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) has a terrific group of motivated high school students from all over Northeast Ohio who volunteer their time to help our organization in many ways.  Our YAB supports LifeAct in its important suicide prevention work by serving as teen consultants and ambassadors for LifeAct and engaging in awareness building and fundraising activities. They also provide important input on LifeAct’s programming and marketing outreach materials.  We welcome all high school students who share in our mission to help save young lives!

The expectations for serving on LifeAct’s YAB include:

  • Volunteer/attend annual Into the Light Walk

  • Form a School Walk Team for The Walk

  • Help distribute LifeAct information 

  • Provide opinions and ideas to LifeAct staff/instructors (often this is done by email)

  • Attend meetings with LifeAct staff, school instructors and trustees (approximately 6-8 meetings per year)

LifeAct Requirements to Join:

  • High school student from Northeast Ohio

  • Motivated to help others

  • Willingness to commit time and energy to a great cause

  • Obtain parental consent to join

  • Complete and send in all YAB application forms



Youth Advisory Board FAQ’s 
Volunteer Application 
Commitment Form
Electronic Communications Waiver
Photo Consent Form
Medical Information Form

Download our Youth Advisory Board Flyer

Email your completed forms to
or mail signed forms to:

LifeAct Youth Advisory Board 
210 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Please call 216-464-3471 for more information

Have Fun Helping Others!


Our YAB members:

  • Have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with high school students from all over Northeast Ohio

  • Experience how a not-for-profit organization works.

  • Feel good about helping others

  • Have fun!

Your school will probably accept LifeAct/YAB service for community service hours.

If LifeAct’s Youth Advisory Board sounds like a unique and fun opportunity for you to make a difference, apply today!

PLEASE NOTE:  LifeAct’s Youth Advisory Board is not a peer-to-peer counseling group.  The most important way a teen can act to save another teen’s life is by letting a trusted adult know someone is at risk for suicide so that person can be connected to a mental health professional.  That is the LIFE-ACT and we seek teens who will help us spread this important message to other teens!

Our Youth Advisory Board helps us to reduce

the stigma associated with depression and mental illness.