Youth Advisory Board
Belchertown Youth Advisory Board
Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
The Youth Advisory Board, which is not currently in place -- a young person now sits on the Citizens Advisory Board -- served as a youth-led leadership team. The YAB members collaborated with the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office on issues relevant to youth in Hampshire and Franklin County and Athol. The Director of Community Outreach and Education from the DA’s office provided support and guidance to the members as well as the contact person for the schools and guardians of the youth. The Board aimed to spread general awareness about the needs and challenges of the youth, and pressing issues affecting young people resulting in a positive change throughout the community.