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Youth Advisory Boards

Youth between the ages of 14 and 21 who have been adopted, are currently in care or formerly in care are eligible to join the Youth Advisory Board (YAB). Youth come together to discuss ways to make DCFS a better place for all youth in care, create policies and laws, work on individual issues and concerns and receive beneficial resources from DCFS. The YAB is committed to youth empowerment, development, leadership and achievement across the state of Illinois.

Regional Youth Advisory Boards meet in different locations all over the state.


The Illinois Inter-Agency Athletic Association (IIAA) organizes sports and recreational events for youth living in residential treatment centers and children's homes.

Check out the IIAA if you:

  • Live in a group home or child care institution.
  • Like to participate in sports such as softball, swimming, soccer, volleyball, basketball, bowling and track & field.
  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with other youth throughout the state.
  • Are you a team player.

For more information contact Dave Dance, Kemmerer Village, at 217-226-4451.