Youth Catalyst Team

A national initiative for young leaders, ages 16-24, who use their knowledge, skills, vision, and personal understanding of systems/services to advance the youth services field.

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Youth Catalyst Team (YCT) members operate as paid consultants: providing training and coaching, developing tools and resources, and propelling national awareness efforts and systems change. Youth and young adult leaders are part of the team - working in authentic partnership with Youth Collaboratory to reimagine possibilities for each youth, family, agency, and the larger youth services field.

Meet Our Members

Each YCT member brings unique skills, expertise, and energy to the team, and to Youth Collaboratory as a whole. Meet the Current Members of the YCT Team.

About Our Work

Youth Catalyst Team: Consultants focus on creating transformative change in programs, services, and systems for youth experiencing homelessness, strengthening mentoring programs for older youth, and other initiatives as they arise. YCT members are passionate about using their expertise to improve programs, services, and systems, resulting in stronger outcomes for youth and young adults.  

Girls Action Board: Consultants are also part of the Youth Catalyst Team and focus specifically on addressing the complexity of sex trafficking of minors and the approaches required to properly address prevention and intervention needs through an equitable lens when serving Black girls. 

Join the YCT: A Call for Consultants

Applications for the YCT are now being accepted. There are two opportunities for consultants to consider. 

Youth Catalyst Team: Consultants focus on creating transformative change in programs, services, and systems for youth experiencing homelessness, strengthening mentoring programs for older youth, and other initiatives as they arise. We are seeking dedicated leaders (age 16-24) passionate about using their expertise to improve programs, services, and systems, resulting in stronger outcomes for youth and young adults. 

Girls Action Board: Consultants are also part of the Youth Catalyst Team and focus specifically on addressing the complexity of sex trafficking of minors and the approaches required to properly address prevention and intervention needs through an equitable lens when serving Black girls. We are seeking (age 18 -24) emerging and passionate female identified Black leaders. 

**Applications for both opportunities are due on 1/19/22.**

LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES!
 

COVID-19 Response

The Youth Catalyst Team engaged in a critical discussion of what they're hearing in their communities and tips for staying safe during COVID-19. Click here to listen to what they had to say. 

Learn More

For more information about the Youth Catalyst Team, or to request training, consultation, brainstorming, coaching, or other project partnership, email us at yct@youthcollaboratory.org.