Geauga Youth Advisory Council

Our Mission

Youth empowering youth throughout Geauga County to create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and future generations through demonstration of leadership skills and prevention programs.

Interested in Joining YAC?

Download and complete the YAC application below and return it to Holly Jacobson at: hollyjacobson14@gmail.com

What is YAC?

Geauga Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The Geauga Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is an integral part of the YLP mission. YAC operates as the central body for county leadership, training and strategic planning for youth–led projects. YAC is youth led and adult guided, meaning the young people work through a strategic planning process, guided by the adult allie, in order to assess an area of concern, the capacity to make the concern change, develop a plan on how to approach the area of concern, implement the plan to make a change and finally assess the process in its entirety.  

Our goal is to empower you, as young people to create positive changes in your lives, the lives of those around you, and in your schools and community.

YAC Class of 2019-2020 Accomplishments:

  • Copeline Crisis Rollout Project, including poster promo and social media contest
  • Second annual E-Race The Stigma Mental Health Awareness Walk/Run, date TBD

YAC Class of 2018-2019 Accomplishments:

  • Camp Burton Leadership Camp for Middle School Students
  • Youth Summit High School Youth Led Training, featured on WKYC Channel 3
  • Workshop presenters at the Ohio School Board Association School Safety Summit
  • YAC “E-Race The Stigma” Mental Health Walk to raise awareness of mental health
  • Domestic Violence Walk Participation
  • Berkshire Peer Mentoring for Burton Elementary 5th and 6th graders
  • Cardinal Peer Mentoring for Cardinal Middle School 7th and 8th graders
  • Newbury Peer Mentoring for Newbury 8th graders
  • Cardinal Family Fest participation- an event for Cardinal Middle School families
  • Copeline Crisis Line rebranding for youth audience project

YAC Class of 2017-2018 Accomplishments:

  • Camp Burton Leadership Camp for Middle School Students
  • Youth Summit High School Youth Led Training
  • Berkshire Peer Mentoring for Burton Elementary 5th and 6th graders
  • Cardinal Peer Mentoring for Cardinal Middle School 7th and 8th graders
  • Newbury Peer Mentoring for Newbury 8th graders
  • Social Media Speaker Series- Parent Information Night

YAC Class of 2016-2017 Accomplishments:

  • Camp Burton Leadership Camp for Middle School Students
  • Youth Summit High School Youth Led Training
  • Berkshire Peer Mentoring for Burton Elementary 5th and 6th graders
  • Cardinal Peer Mentoring for Cardinal Middle School 7th and 8th graders
  • Trash Cleanup to clean up the soccer fields after the Geauga County Fair
  • Huskie Day participation – an event for Cardinal Middle School families

YAC Class of 2015-2016 Accomplishments:

  • Camp Burton Leadership Camp for Middle School Students
  • Youth Summit High School Youth Led Training
  • Cardinal Peer Mentoring for Cardinal Middle School 7th and 8th graders
  • YAC-Fill-A-PAC providing necessities to families in need
  • Hosted Alex Sheen from Because I Said I Would at Youth Summit and various Geauga Schools

YAC Class of 2014-2015 Accomplishments:

  • Camp Burton Leadership Camp for Middle School Students
  • Youth Summit High School Youth Led Training