Buffalo County Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a program and a philosophy that recognizes youth as valuable resources in their community and empowers them as equal community partners to bring about positive community change. Buffalo County YAB, governed by a board of youth and adults and supported by local funders, provide grants for youth-initiated and youth-led community projects. Youth tackle a range of social problems that concern them from our economy and environment to safety, tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs.
The Buffalo County Youth Advisory Board began in 2000 with over 50 Buffalo County youth engaged in building a model youth board that would encompass all Buffalo County communities. Youth in 7th-12th grade, from the following communities can serve on the
board: Amherst, Pleasanton, Elm Creek, Ravenna, Gibbon, Shelton, Kearney, Kearney Catholic,