Become a Life Saver!
LifeAct’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a dynamic 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!
YAB members are expected to attend monthly meetings held at the LifeAct office (8 meetings per year). At these meetings students provide opinions and ideas that are utilized by LifeAct’s staff and instructors. Each year the YAB assists with our Annual Into the Light Walk. Members are responsible for creating walk teams to represent their individual schools and are essential volunteers at the event. They also help with distributing LifeAct information and working on various projects and videos.
The YAB provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with other teens from all over Northeast Ohio. LifeAct gives its YAB members a firsthand experience with the non-profit world while also helping them to gain valuable volunteer hours. Members get the wonderful satisfaction of helping others and having fun at the same time!
How to Join the YAB
LifeAct is always looking for new students to join our Youth Advisory Board! We will accept new members throughout the school year. Individuals that want to join the YAB should be motivated to help others and willing to commit time and energy to this great cause. Each member must complete all the required forms and obtain parental consent to join.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT ALL FORMS BELOW
Email your completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail signed forms to:
LifeAct Youth Advisory Board
210 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Please call 216-464-3471 for more information
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.