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Youth Action Board (YAB) Pathways to Leadership


Date Published: February 2021


Twenty-three communities were selected in Round 3 of YHDP. As a part of this initiative, these communities committed to authentic collaboration with youth and young adults who have lived experience of homelessness. Though every community achieved some level of success with this commitment, Springfield, Massachusetts and Alaska Balance of State (BoS) were standout in their approach and their ability to sustain meaningful youth involvement throughout the project and during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This document spotlights these communities for how they have been able to foster youth leadership, as well as for lessons learned that may provide guidance for other communities seeking to establish effective youth collaboration in their local communities.

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