Join the Youth Advisory Board

We strive to connect youth with Plan’s global mission to unleash the power of girls and children.

Mission: We are a body of young people from the U.S. vocalizing the needs of the global youth population by serving as ambassadors to Plan International USA. We strive to create and nurture a network between youth and decision makers within and outside of Plan, in order to reinforce Plan’s mission of partnering with young people worldwide.


Roles & responsibilities:

The Youth Advisory Board adds value to Plan International USA by:

— Designing and overseeing Plan’s domestic youth programs and contributing to strategic initiatives.
— Supporting the design and execution of Plan’s campaign and advocacy efforts to ensure youth voices are represented and valued.
— Engaging with external youth movements and development-focused organizations in the U.S. and internationally.

    1. Be a young person living in the U.S., ages 14–20.
    2. Be proficient in English.
    3. Be interested in gender equality, global issues and helping Plan deliver the best programs possible.
    4. Have regular access to a computer and the internet.
    5. Love working as part of a diverse team.
    1. Serve for a period of at least two years.
    2. Flexibility to participate in virtual calls in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate a variety of time zones.
    3. Can commit to monthly calls, monthly subcommittee work and mandatory attendance at bi-annual retreats in Rhode Island and Washington, DC.

View the YAB bylaws.

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