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Youth Task Force and Youth Action Board

Youth Task Force

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To be added to our email list for quarterly meeting and event invites, email Ariel at [email protected].

Past Meeting info below.

A collaboration between Homeless Alliance of Western New York and WNY Coalition for the Homeless, the Youth Task Force’s purpose is to bring together key players in the community to end youth homelessness through collaboration, youth empowerment, and a shared vision.

Youth Task Force subcommittees include the Youth Action Board, the YHDP Lead Team, Community Education & Resources, and Coordinated Entry & Outreach. 

For more information on the Youth Task Force, contact the chairs:

Ariel Peters – [email protected] & Nadia Pizarro – [email protected] 

The Task Force was started by WNY Coalition for the Homeless’ advocate Nadia Pizarro several years ago and has made many strides in alleviating the burdens of homelessness for youth in our community. Each member of the Task Force brings a unique perspective to the table – and each new perspective is a piece of the puzzle we need to end youth homelessness.

Youth Action Board

The Youth Action Board exists to create innovative solutions to end youth homelessness, by providing a safe space for youth and young adults with lived experience of homelessness to come together to strategize, share stories, learn, and put solutions into action. The Youth Action Board values opportunity, positivity, success, and greatness and believes that through embracing these values, all youth will be empowered to cultivate a prosperous and thriving community. “The road to positivity and greatness is full of roadblocks, but with the right opportunities, every youth has a chance at success.” The Youth Action Board is youth driven and youth led, with help from adult facilitators.

“Young people are the voices of their own truth.” 


Contact Ariel Peters at [email protected] if you are interested in joining, donating, or for more information.


Youth Task Force Past Meeting Information:

2/2020: Youth Task Force Quarterly Meeting 

7/2020: Youth Task Force Meeting- PowerPoint

1/23/2020 – YHDP Meeting PowerPoint

10/17/19 – YHDP Meeting Power Point

10/2/2019 (with TA providers) – YHDP Kickoff meeting Power Point

10/17/19 – Youth Task Force Meeting Power Point