The Hamilton County Youth Advisory Board has officially been relaunched. The first meeting was held on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
In the words of Jaleshia Brown, "After 11 months of trying to revitalize the Hamilton County Youth Advisory Board... We finally had our first meeting, and it was a huge success. Being able to provide a safe space for foster youth and alumni to voice their experiences to influence and change policies and legislations is absolutely empowering."
She added: "We are not victims of our circumstances. We are survivors; we are fighters; we are strong. We are the authors of our own stories."
Representatives of the OHIO YAB were in touch earlier in the week, to help prepare and to be of support. We are so proud of Jay Bee for not giving up on this... and many thanks to Antonio Lavelle for being there to support.