Become a YAC Member

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Who Can Participate in the YAC?

Are you a Columbus-area teenager with a passion for philanthropy, an interest in public health, or simply a desire to help those in need? Then YAC membership is for you! Any Greater Columbus area student in grades 8-12 can become a member of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Click the below to download the YAC Membership Application or call (614) 240-7420 to speak with the YAC program coordinator.

Benefits of YAC Membership

Many programs to improve the health and wellness of youth are created by organizations without the input of the very individuals these programs are designed to help. The YAC provides area youth with the opportunity to learn about (and help create) health programs that affect not only themselves, but their peers as well.

The YAC fosters an understanding of philanthropic funding, while teaching valuable lessons about successful grantmaking and stewardship of charitable resources.

Additionally, participation in the YAC may apply towards fulfilling community service credit hour requirements for graduation. For more information, contact Brittany Villaneuva Martinez, YAC Program Coordinator.

How to Join YAC


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Complete an application and send by any of the following means:
Email:   bvillanueva@cmafohio.org
Fax:       614.643.3804
Mail:     Brittany Villanueva Martinez
              YAC Program Coordinator
              1390 Dublin Road
              Columbus, Ohio 43215


Youth Advisory Council