The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) promotes leadership development and offers youth an opportunity to be advocates within Anchor House and the community. During the past year, YAC members participated in 31 meetings, forums and events.
Youth attended the Trenton City Council at Large forum, Trenton Civic Trust meetings and the County's Restorative Justice Pilot/Project meetings. One YAC member was recruited to become a Trenton Jr. Civic Trustee to help represent youth in the community!
Advisory members also met with Mercer County representatives to amplify the issue of youth homelessness and to discuss ways to build a stronger community response. Youth are also connected to national leadership opportunities to advocate for awareness, action and funding. Youth receive stipends in exchange for their time, work and engagement on the council.