Youth Leadership

WYO's Youth Board

Within our space we encourage teens to be leaders, whether it is with an internship over the summer, sponsorship of a senior project, or through our youth board. Most of our regular teens join the youth board as they progress through high school to help get the next group of students involved, and to provide insight to our program administrators about what sorts of programs to offer. Each semester the Youth Board elects officials to manage social service projects, publicity events, fundraising efforts and the board as a whole. These positions provide students the freedom to excel, and it is often in students that take these leadership roles that we see the most growth.
The Youth Board Mission is to uphold the WYO’s mission by developing program ideas, recruiting new members, publicizing WYO events and being a positive representative of the WYO to the general community.

About Youth Board

Meetings: The Youth Board is required to meet every first & third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm-7:00pm. Located at the Winnetka Youth Organization. 

Benefits: Develop and enhance your professional, social, and networking skills; gain hands on experience with business marketing and fundraising; attend professional development workshops; and foster new relationships with professional adults and like-minded peers.

Eligibility: Membership is open to all students in the North Shore. Members must be full-time students and at least 14 years of age. No person will be treated differently with regard to any personally held identity, including but not limited to the following: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, height, weight, and/or mental or physical ability.

Youth Board Constitution: To view the Youth Board’s Constitution, click here. The Youth Board has the right to modify this document at any time, with the approval of the rest of the board.


2022-2023 Youth Board Application Now Open!

Students needed for the following:

  • Executive Board Positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Special Events Committee
  • Music Event Chair & Committee
  • Cultural & Diversity Committee
  • Social Service Committee
  • Rainbow Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Outreach Committee