Youth Advisory Council

Broomfield Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council (or YAC) supports local nonprofits and charitable organizations through fundraising, grant-making and volunteering.
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The Youth Advisory Council is comprised of students in grades 9–12 who live or attend school in Broomfield or the surrounding area.

What does the Youth Advisory Council do?

  • Needs Assessment: The YAC is a group of problem solvers who want to make Broomfield a better place. The team undertakes a needs assessment each year to identify problems affecting the community and the resources that could be used to solve them. The needs assessment includes interviews, visits to local organizations, and sessions with guest speakers who lead local nonprofits. Ultimately the assessment guides the funding decisions made by the YAC later in the year.
  • Fund Development: The YAC manages a charitable fund designated by the Broomfield Community Foundation. Members grow the youth fund by planning and participating in fundraising efforts including events, corporate sponsorships, and more.
  • Grant making: The YAC’s central responsibility is to distribute grants to local nonprofit and charitable organizations. With the guidance of the BCF staff and board, the council develops a grant-making strategy, chooses recipients whose missions inspire and whose efforts impact Broomfield, and awards grants to those organizations.
  • Community Service: The YAC regularly participates in service activities to familiarize themselves with the broad range of needs and services provided throughout the Broomfield area.

Who Should Apply?

  • Students who value community service and who'd like to learn about practical ways, beyond traditional volunteering, to serve their communities through high school and beyond.
  • Motivated, compassionate students who think critically, readily identify solutions and care deeply about their community.
  • Students who will enter grades 9-12 in the fall of 2023. Preference will be given to those who either live OR attend school in Broomfield.
  • Note: there is no GPA requirement or pre-requisite for participation. All students are encouraged to apply.

What is the time commitment?

  • The YAC meets twice per month: once at 3 pm on the 2nd Sunday and once on a weekday per the availability of partner organizations and grant applicants.
  • Attendance is mandatory; absences should be limited to 3 per year.
  • Participants should expect to commit 6 to 8 hours per month toward the YAC and its efforts.
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