In August 2015, the YAB traveled to the NJY Camp in Milford, PA for a productive and fun weekend retreat where they evaluated their work from the past year and clarified their goals for the coming year. Highlights included “show and tell” around the campfire, flying high on the zip line, hitching rides on passing…

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On August 23-24, 2013 New Yorkers For Children Youth Advisory Board (YAB) participated in their first group retreat at the Fairview Lake YMCA in Newton, NJ. This retreat provided an opportunity for YAB members to reflect on their work this past year and plan for the upcoming school year. This jam packed weekend included team…

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On May 19, 2012, the NYFC Youth Advisory Board (YAB), sponsored by Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, planned and organized a Dr. Seuss themed literacy event called ‘The Reading Road’ for young children in foster care.  Throughout the morning, children traveled from station to station, overcoming obstacles, exploring new possibilities and cultivating a love for reading. …

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  On June 19, 2010, New Yorkers For Children’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) volunteered at the the face painting booth for children with severe disabilities at the 5th Annual New Alternatives for Children (NAC) Kids Olympics.  Larry Harris, Nicole Esposito, and Arlenis Sosa were on hand to show their support.  Over 600 NAC children and family members…

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On Monday, March 29, 2010, New Yorkers For Children Youth Advisory Board and Friends Committee members gathered at Exhale Spa to host the first ever Youth For Yoga event to benefit younger children in foster care in New York City. More than 25 youth in foster care (ages 7-10) and 10 Youth Advisory Board members…

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The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) supports New Yorkers For Children by shaping public awareness and perceptions of children and youth in foster care, and inspiring peers to become advocates in their communities. YAB collaborates with other programs for positive youth development, education, and professional success, while inspiring New Yorkers of all ages and walks of…

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