The North Philadelphia Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is the next generation of leaders in the arts. YAC's mission is to increase the access and exposure of North Philadelphia youth of color (ages 15 to 17) to cultural work being done across the city. Inspired by this exposure, YAC contributes back into Philadelphia's vitality by collaboratively creating public programs that directly address the social and cultural needs of Philadelphia's youth.
Every year the YAC chooses one or two topics that matter in our communities. We then design and develop projects that tackle these topics in creative ways. Check out what we’ve done in the past and what we’re working on now!
We come from all over Philadelphia and our interests and goals for the future are as varied as we are. We’re united by our investment in our communities and our drive to work creatively together to make a difference. Learn more about YAC members past and present, and find out what we’re all up to now!
Do you know a motivated young leader at a North Philadelphia high school who would be the perfect addition to the council? Are you interested in working with the YAC or learning more about who we are and what we do? Get your questions answered!