National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC)
Youth Advisors are experts and they inform NN4Y’s federal policy initiatives. NN4Y created the National Youth Advisory Council, comprised of formerly homeless youth, to partner with youth to develop policy recommendations and remove barriers to homeless youth accessing what they need. By virtue of these young survivors’ experiences, their insights and ideas go beyond a typical policy analysis or research project. NN4Y hopes to expand this council and increase the time and resources we invest in each Youth Advisor.
Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
NN4Y’s Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) provides local input and service provider expertise to direct NN4Y’s federal policy advocacy. Through monthly calls and regular group work, this committee assists with generating proactive policy solutions, formal recommendations, and written papers. Together, the PAC stays up-to-date with the latest research relating to youth homelessness. This research, in addition to each PAC member’s on-the-ground expertise, guides and informs their work.
National Coalition for Homeless Youth (NCHY)
The National Network for Youth, with the True Colors Fund, co-leads the National Coalition for Homeless Youth (NCHY) to facilitate communication and collaboration among the organizations that are working to address youth homelessness, or on issues that intersect with youth homelessness. NCHY brings together a diverse group of 48 organizations to strengthen our common goals and advance a federal plan and response to youth homelessness.
National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM)
- Raise awareness of the runaway and homeless youth crisis and the issues that these young people face
- Educate the public about solutions and the role they can play in ending youth homelessness