Publication Date: June 10, 2015
The Council of Michigan Foundation’s YAC is an acronym that has been known to stand for Youth Advisory Committee, Youth Action Council, and/or Youth Advisory Council. While the names may differ, one central point they agree upon is that YACs are creating a pipeline for the next generation of social evangelists and change makers critically needed to solve the world’s most pressing issues.
For more than 20 years, and thanks to W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s generous backing, YACs have existed at community foundations throughout the state, designed to empower young people to make a difference in their communities. This article profiles a recent YAC alum, Danielle LaJoie, who describes how her YAC work has benefited her as she begins her career in the philanthropic field.