Youth Leadership Council
In partnership with the Healthy Intergenerational Masculinity Initiative, the Youth Leadership Council was created to support the leadership development, community engagement, and empowerment of masculine identified youth and their positive impact throughout Southern Arizona. The YLC meets periodically to provide oversight, feedback, and perspective to the HIM initiative. Youth leaders will serve as accountability partners to bring equitable youth voices to the table, to inform the strategic implementation of the initiative. Through this youth-adult partnership where collective action is fostered and community care is generated. All youth leaders will be compensated for their time, and will develop skills relevant to building leadership skills, developing an elevated consciousness around issues of gender and masculinity, and build meaningful relationships in the community. The HIM Initiative Youth Leadership Council members are committed to fostering healthy relationships with masculine-identified youth and our greater Southern Arizona community.