Manager of Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and Art

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:  With oversight from the Director of Larkin Street Academy, the Manager will lead and oversee all aspects of the Youth Advisory Board and Art programs.  The Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and daily operations of the programs.  Responsibilities include the supervision of staff and contractors; development and implementation of services; ensuring … Continue reading Manager of Youth Advisory Board (YAB) and Art

Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board’s Current Priorities: Creating Social, Cultural and Political Change

Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board is a six-month leadership and advocacy program dedicated to ensuring that youth voices and experiences are heard and prioritized across the agency. The Youth Advisory Board ensures that diverse youth expertise drives agency-efforts to improve policies and service delivery. In addition to work within Larkin Street, the Board participates in … Continue reading Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board’s Current Priorities: Creating Social, Cultural and Political Change

Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is comprised of Larkin Street Youth Services clients who are dedicated to advocacy and leadership. They serve as a unified voice representing the Larkin Street client population by acting as liaisons between clients and staff. The board meets weekly to work on projects that support a positive client experience at … Continue reading Youth Advisory Board

Larkin Street staff/youth recognized at CCY Taking Action Conference

Please join us in congratulating Allie Cannington and Jayson Dowker, award winners from the California Coalition for Youth’s Taking Action Conference in Sacramento! CCY’s annual Taking Action Conference includes speakers, workshops and more, in order to build community, knowledge and connections between young people who have experienced homelessness, service providers and advocates from across the … Continue reading Larkin Street staff/youth recognized at CCY Taking Action Conference

Youth at the Forefront of Ending Homelessness

The creation of the new San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has provided ample opportunities for Larkin Street to bring youth to the forefront of the discussion on ending homelessness. This spring, Larkin Street’s Research & Evaluation team held a series of focus groups in collaboration with our Youth Advisory Board to elicit … Continue reading Youth at the Forefront of Ending Homelessness

California Coalition for Youth: Taking Action Conference 2015

By Alex Howard, Youth Advisory Board Coordinator April 26-28, 2015  Four members of the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) went above and beyond the call of duty to gather on an early Sunday morning with bags packed and anticipation high, ready to embark on a three hour journey to Sacramento for the California Coalition for Youth’s … Continue reading California Coalition for Youth: Taking Action Conference 2015

Declaring 2015 the Year of the Homeless Youth

By Alex Howard, Youth Advisory Board Coordinator April 20, 2015  Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) has been working closely with the San Francisco Youth Commission (SFYC) to pass a Resolution through the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors declaring 2015 the Year of Recognizing Homeless Youth in San Francisco. The city of San Francisco … Continue reading Declaring 2015 the Year of the Homeless Youth

Youth Highlights – Key to the City: Town Hall on Housing and Affordability

Youth advocate for housing May 7, 2014 By Stacy Metcalf, Former Youth Advisory Board Coordinator On May 7th, Larkin Street Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members joined other youth and providers at the Key to the City: Youth Town Hall on Housing and Affordability. After visiting with the SF Youth Commission in April, YAB member Jay … Continue reading Youth Highlights – Key to the City: Town Hall on Housing and Affordability