Hartford Youth Advisory Board Position Nominations Now Open for Residents Ages 13 – 18

Hartford Youth Advisory Board Position Nominations Now Open for Residents Ages 13 – 18

The City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation (DFCYR) ensures the well-being and success of all Hartford families. The department works toward that goal by promoting and providing high-quality early childhood education, youth development, workforce development, recreation, and other related programs. The Hartford Youth Advisory Board (HYAB) provides an opportunity for Hartford youth to advise DFCYR in its efforts and strategies related to this mission. The HYAB provides vital youth voice on issues pertaining to City policies, programs, and projects that aim to support Hartford’s young people.


Under the oversight of DFCYR in its role as the Youth Services Bureau for the City of Hartford, the HYAB shall make a continuous review of youth and young adult issues in the City, with a focus on workforce development, college and career readiness, and youth justice. The HYAB will develop and present recommendations to the Mayor on issues affecting young people in the city of Hartford


The HYAB shall have a minimum of eleven (11) members
DFCYR shall provide primary oversight of the operations of the HYAB


All members shall be residents of the City of Hartford
Members shall be between 13 and 18 years old
Members may be either in-school or out of school
Immediate family members of City Staff and Municipal Elected Officials are ineligible

Nomination and Selection Process:

Board Members may be nominated by an organization, school, program, peer, or a youth may self-nominate
A selection committee will review all applications
Eligible nominees will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee members
Selections will be made based upon, but not limited to:

  • Nominator’s statement;
  • Nominee’s interview;
  • Youth Advisory Board requirements

Submission Process:

Visit: https://www.hartfordct.gov/Government/Departments/DFCYR/DFCYR_YouthDiv/DFCYR_YouthHYAB