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Youth Operational Board

The Youth Operational Board (YOB) is the core of RSYP, and has been since 2000.

YOB is comprised of young people who meet weekly at our Drop-In Center to review and approve proposals, and help facilitate youth-based projects submitted by community member and/or youth constituents. In the last few years, YOB has sponsored over 300 youth-inspired projects and activities.

Youth-inspired projects are RSYP’s lifeblood; they bring the youth-driven spirit to the public eye. YOB supports these projects in numerous ways, whether it’s a donation, advocacy help, finding space to teach a class, finding industry professionals who will be interested in a young person’s idea, etc…

RSYP invites young people to bring their own idea or inspiration to life, and gives them the support and funding to do so through the guidance of the YOB.

Every other week YOB meetings are open to community members of any age - these are our intergenerational meetings. Intergenerational members do not vote on proposals but are invited to participate in discussions, connect with young people, and bring their own proposals and announcements. To find our next intergenerational meeting, check out our Youth Operational Board calendar.

Youth Operational Board meetings are held in person Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

To have a project considered by YOB, complete a proposal form and attend a meeting to present your project idea.

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