• National Youth Advisory Board

The National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB) is a group of hardworking and dedicated individuals, ranging in age from 13 to 24. Middle school, high school and college students, as well as young people not in school, work together to represent youth of all ages, backgrounds and communities. The NYAB is possible thanks to the generous contribution of mark, A Division of Avon Products.

NYAB is busy showing teens and young adults that they DO have a voice and CAN take action. This board provides insights and feedback on every aspect of loveisrespect.org — from its design to how it’s marketed. Working both online and off, NYAB members write blogs for the site, host awareness-raising events across the country, meet monthly and generally take steps forward toward youth empowerment, awareness and success!

Meet the NYAB

Members of the National Youth Advisory Board are:

  1. Dedicated to raising awareness and preventing abuse
  2. Involved in their communities
  3. Social media savvy — willing to promote events and contribute to blogs
  4. Comfortable with public speaking
  5. Energetic
  6. Accountable in completing tasks and meeting deadlines
  7. Able to communicate online, offline and with peers
  8. Passionate
  9. Committed to the issue on a personal and social level
  10. Respectful

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Sarah Pesi

“My experience on the National Youth Advisory Board has been eye-opening and rewarding. It made me more aware and informed about teen dating abuse, and also it feels good to be working toward putting a stop [to abuse] and raising awareness around the issue.”

Sarah PesiBoard Member
Nicole York

“I joined the board because I loved the prospect of devoted teens showing solidarity for an issue that does not receive enough national attention. This unity has only further pushed me to achieve my goals in my own community, raise awareness, and inspire change. The NYAB is comprised of a few young voices representing the views of many: that relationship abuse is an issue that youth care about and that needs to be addressed. We are the voices of the next generation that won’t put up with the abuse, and we will be the ones to start talking.”

Nicole YorkBoard Member
Nicole York

Nicole York

Member since 2011 | NJ

Sarah Pesi

Sarah Pesi

Member since 2011 | PA
Joey Skavroneck

Joey Skavroneck

Member since 2011 | NC
Haylee Reay

Haylee Reay

Member since 2011 | WY
Raul Sanchez

Raul Sanchez

Member since 2011 | WI
Trendha Hunter

Trendha Hunter

Member since 2013 | NY
Allyanna Pittman

Allyanna Pittman

Member since 2013 | CA
Katie Pinkard

Katie Pinkard

Member since 2013 | MS
Sarina Gupta

Sarina Gupta

Member since 2013 | NY
Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane

Member since 2013 | NC
Jacob Bricker

Jacob Bricker

Member since 2013 | IN
Sarah Honeycutt

Sarah Honeycutt

Member since 2014 | CA
Jimmy James

Jimmy James

Member since 2014 | TX
Chandler Lewis

Chandler Lewis

Member since 2014 | WA
Kathleen Huang

Kathleen Huang

Member since 2014 | DC
Lauren Britt

Lauren Britt

Member since 2014 | IN
Jasmine Vigil

Jasmine Vigil

Member since 2014 | NM
Natasha Colon

Natasha Colon

Member since 2014 | OK
Tatsumi Romano

Tatsumi Romano

Member since 2014 | NY
Julia Hoang

Julia Hoang

Member since 2015 | NC
Grace Wickerson

Grace Wickerson

Member since 2015 | FL
Chandini Jha

Chandini Jha

Member since 2015 | DC
Brittany Amano

Brittany Amano

Member since 2015 | MA

Want to Become a Member?

We are not currently accepting applications for new board members, but watch this space for updates!

Join the NYAB for Respect Week During teenDVmonth

During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (teenDVmonth) in February, the NYAB hosts Respect Week, a chance for young people to stand together nationwide and promote healthy relationships. Learn more!

NYAB on the Blog