Youth or Alumni Group
Leadership Opportunity

Missouri State Youth Advisory Board

About this resource

Missouri YAB is for youth in foster care, adopted or received guardianship after the age of sixteen. They provide input into the policies and procedures for out-of-home care.


Interested youth shall submit an application to their Chafee or TLP provider.
The youth must be nominated by their local AYAB, if one is in place, and/or Chafee provider/TLP provider.
The applicant must bring their application packet to the SYAB meeting. The application packet consists of the application plus two reference letters, one letter from their Chafee or TLP Provider and preferably one from someone who works with the youth such as a case manager, juvenile officer, or Guardian-Ad-Litem. A community member’s reference letter is acceptable as well.
SYAB members interview applicant.