A big THANK YOU to John and Leslie Martin of Pleasanton for opening up their home for the 2012 Youth Advisory Board (YAB) BBQ in September!

2012 YAB BBQ

From left: Lani Martin (Pleasanton), Molly Klinginsmith (Kearney), Madi Casper (Kearney), and Zach Oliver (Shelton), shared their group activities in front of their peers and parents at the YAB kick-off bbq in September.

The new and old members of YAB came together for their monthy meeting and afterwards spent time getting to know each other at the BBQ. Parents of the youth joined them for the BBQ and the board members took time to fill their parents in on the details of their meeting.

The Youth Advisory Board is off to a great start, but there are still seats to fill: Elm Creek (1), Gibbon (3), Kearney (4), and Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (2). This board is a great opportunity for youth to be involved in their communities. YAB tackles a variety of issues from teen substance abuse to the economy and environment. They work with local policy makers as well as legislators at the state level, traveling once a year to the State Capitol to meet with senators and discuss the issues that are important to them.

Time is running out to apply! Applications are due October 4th! Don’t put it off, visit www.bcyab.org to apply! Contact Community Partners at 308-865-2284 or by email for more information.

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