Monday, September 3, 2018

OHIO YAB Officer Updates

The Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board (OHIO YAB) has been nominated by Senator Rob Portman as a 2018 CCAI Angels in Adoption® Honoree.

OHIO YAB Treasurer Roman Sandhu will travel to DC in late September to represent the Board and accept a celebratory pin from the United States Senate on the Board's behalf.

OHIO YAB Parliamentarian Stevie Hayslip has been nominated to participate in a Listening Session that brings together young people, supportive adults, and federal policymakers on October 28-29, 2018 to better understand how youth make decisions in their daily lives.

This event will be co-facilitated by the federal Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, the Office of Population Affairs, and the American Institutes for Research, and will include icebreakers, small and large group discussions, and idea presentations by participants. We haven't heard back yet, but are very hopeful that Stevie will be chosen.

In the meantime, our tireless Vice President, Samantha Dillon, continues to work tirelessly behind the scenes to support statewide initiatives, including sibling visitation and the ongoing development of the Bridges program.

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