The Sacramento County BHYAB has a total of 10 seats; two seats for each of the five county supervisor districts. Board members must be between the ages of 14-24 and must reside or attend school in Sacramento County. The term length for a board member is two years. The BHYAB advises the Board of Supervisors on behavioral and mental health issues affecting youth. Board members are compensated for their time with a stipend.
The purpose of the BHYAB is to
This is the first all youth board in Sacramento County that is focused on behavioral and mental health. The board provides an official platform with access to leaders to establish a youth advocacy agenda and provide policy recommendations. Representation, diversity, and lived experiences of youth are crucial to the composition and insight of this board. Youth voice matters and that means all youth voices.
Increase their skills to
Yes, up to $1,500 dependent on completion of term