Monthly YAB meetings are held in each county of the Central Florida region. Participation teaches self-advocacy, self-esteem, team building, leadership and public speaking skills. Past Board members have successfully advocated for ground-breaking legislation, including passage of the Keys to Independence legislation that has broadly expanded access to driver’s licenses and insurance for teens in foster care statewide.

Who’s invited to join:
Teens and young adults between the ages of 13 – 23, that are, or ever have been, in foster care are encouraged to join. YAB participation is open to all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultural or religious backgrounds.

Click the county below to learn your meeting schedule. All meetings will take place unless noted otherwise.

To learn more about Embrace Families’ Youth Advisory Board, please email youthservices@embracefamilies.org.

Date/Time/Location of Events

1st Thursday of every month. 6pm at rotating locations.
Please email youthservices@embracefamilies.org to confirm meeting location.

2nd Thursday of every month. 6pm at Embrace Families’ Administrative Office: 4001 Pelee Street, Orlando, FL 32817

3rd Thursday of every month. 6pm at Embrace Families’ Osceola Service Center: 111 E. Monument Ave, Suite 501, Kissimmee, FL 32801