What is the Citywide TAY Advisory Board (CTAB)?
The Citywide TAY Advisory Board is made up of TAY between the ages of 16 and 25 who are working as service providers , advocates in the community, and/or receiving TAY services.
This is space for gathering information, providing trainings and resources and creating policy and budgetary recommendations for City Departments and policy makers that affect the disconnected TAY population in San Francisco. In addition advisory members also advocate on behalf of the TAY population by attending and speaking at meetings or hearings that will impact TAY.
The Citywide TAY Advisory Board is an integral component of San Francisco’s new TAY Initiative Structure. In this role the advisory will work closer with TAY serving departments to ensure their policies are responsive and meaningful.
Deadlines and Dates to Remember
- Interviews/Callbacks: July 3rd-July 31st
- CTAB Retreat: Aug 30th AND 31ST
What is a TAY Advocate Fellow?
TAY Advocate Fellows represent San Francisco’s most vulnerable TAY. As a Fellow you will lead and further develop TAYSF’s Young Adult Engagement Strategy and serve as a spokesperson and liaison between the community and TAY themselves. Fellows will conduct action-based research, including focus groups and street interviews, to gather feedback about issues faced by TAY in San Francisco in an effort to better represent the needs of TAY at policy and decision making tables.
- Impact policy and systemic change in San Francisco for the benefit of TAY
- Network and collaborate with other youth and young adults working in the community
- Influence community and city leaders to ensure a better San Francisco for TAY
- Opportunites to take part in policy and service trainings on housing, health, education, employment, and/or other topics
- Learn how to conduct youth participatory action research (YPAR)
- Enhance your leadership skills
- Gain professional development and mentorship
- Work 10 hours per week at $17 per hour
Source: TAYSF, July 24th, 2015