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What Does the National Youth Advisory Cabinet (YAC) Do?

YAC's Critical Roles:

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  1. Advise National Headquarters on how to communicate with youth and teens
  2. Advise National Headquarters on strategies to attract new youth and teens while continuing to light the fire within current participants
  3. Advise National Headquarters on issues and concerns important to youth and teens
  4. Represent Camp Fire nationally and locally at key conferences and special events
  5. Adopt service projects and major initiatives that measurably advance the National YAC responsibilities, purpose, and promise

2012 National YAC Year in Review:

  • Represented Camp Fire at four national conferences and events including:
    • Education Commission of the state's Every Student a Citizen Summit (Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Simi Valley, CA)
    • Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy (Minneapolis, MN)
    • Camp Fire's Promise to Practice (Atlanta, GA)
    • YAC Annual Planning Meeting(Kansas City, MO)
  • Interacted and made friends with teens from all across the nation
  • Facilitated group discussions with senators and Board of Education Directors at the regional ECS (Education Commission of the States) summits
  • Participated and mentored at the Geek Squad Summer Academy at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters
  • Sent hundreds of letters to youth in a pediatric cancer ward on Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®
  • Hosted a Google Hangout at the brand new Google Fiber headquarters in Kansas City with bestselling author Barry Posner and provided feedback on The Leadership Challenge
  • Created youth-targeted national marketing materials for Camp Fire
  • Planned service and leadership objectives for the 2013 National Youth Leadership Experience
  • Made a difference
  • Had a blast doing it all!
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