Meet NUY: Youth Board
NUY believes that youth are the experts when it comes to youth. All programs and services are the direct result of youth identifying needs and proposing solutions. NUY’s staff are hired, reviewed, and report directly to the youth. NUY depends on the insightful and tireless work of generations of youth.
Youth Board members serve a one year term and are elected by their peers (each June). Each youth board elects their own president and vice president, who then serve alongside NUY’s Board of Directors during their term.
NUY Key Youth Center Youth Board (ages 12-20):
Lexus Henry (Co President)
Hailey Heiner (Co President)
NUY Mental Health Youth Board (ages 12-18):
Alec LaVoi (VP)
Audrey Pagel (President)
NUY Homelessness Youth Board (ages 16-24):
Cortney Fischer (President)
While there may be other youth who help inform this board and our work, their identities remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of youth homelessness
NUY Arts Youth Board (ages 12-18):
Going into a week of gratitude and thanks giving, we know that we have so much to be appreciative of. The community of Northfield has never stepped down from a challenge, and they have continually been willing to open both their minds and their hearts to the work around them that needs to be done to make this community a great place for EVERYONE. Never enough words exist to thank all those who give of their time, of their talents, and of their resources. THANK YOU so much to everyone who gave to the NUY during Give to the Max. We are so grateful to you all for believing in the power of youth voice and the creation of a caring community! ...
“Hello, my name is Haley Heiner. I am the Co-President of the Northfield Union of Youth, also known as 'The Key.' I have been attending there for a while now and I’ve honestly never felt more at home there. So many wonderful people have accepted me there and I’ve gained amazing new friendships. The Key has helped me through so much regarding mental health, social skills, financial problems, and more. Without The Key, I don’t know where I would be today, and so many youth could say the same. The Key is the longest-running youth-led and youth-empowering organization recorded in the United States and I want it to stay that way. So many kids, including me, need a safe space like The Key. I'm so grateful that I have a place like this, and I am beyond grateful that our community cares for this organization.”
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