Youth Advisory Board

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

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a body of young people from the U.S. striving to vocalize the needs of youth by serving as ambassadors to Plan International USA.

By expanding the network of young activists in the U.S. who support Plan’s work, designing youth advocacy programs and working alongside our leadership, we are committed to advancing diverse perspectives in the development community.

We are a group of young people passionate about international development, youth empowerment and cross-cultural engagement; our ages range from 16-22 and we come from all corners of the U.S.

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If you are interested in learning more about our work, please feel free to contact us!

Please scroll through our leadership section to learn more about our members and why we’re engaged with Plan.

Meet the YAB

Aanya

Aanya

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of Florida

Ava

Ava

Youth Advisory Board Member

Columbia University

Bailey

Bailey

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of California, Los Angeles

Byronie

Byronie

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of Oregon

Faria

Faria

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Garrett Cole Jones

Garrett Cole Jones

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of Alabama

Isabella Tello

Isabella Tello

Youth Advisory Board Member

Lake Forest College

Jonathan

Jonathan

Youth Advisory Board Member

High school

Luna Silvana Abadía

Luna Silvana Abadía

Youth Advisory Board Member

Duke University

Maham Sewani

Maham Sewani

Youth Advisory Board Member

Rice University

Nina Michelle Burik

Nina Michelle Burik

Youth Advisory Board Member

Stanford University

Rachel

Rachel

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of Michigan

Rohini Kumaran

Rohini Kumaran

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sandra Cheah

Sandra Cheah

Youth Advisory Board Member

University of Pennsylvania

Soha Sewani

Soha Sewani

Youth Advisory Board Member

Emory University

Thuba

Thuba

Youth Advisory Board Member

Talladega College

The YAB

in action

Youth Leadership Academy

Learn more

Visiting the Hill to support keeping girls in school

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Youth in Plan’s governance: Making an aspiration a reality

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How a Rwandan refugee became a youth leader in the U.S.

Read his story

Driving engagement through the Youth Advisory Board

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