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The Statewide Youth Advisory Board's Draft Proclamation was Signed by the Governor

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They were heard.

The excitement of October was for the Statewide Youth Advisory Board’s (SYAB), as the culmination of their hard work was achieved when the Governor of Illinois signed a Proclamation declaring the month of October to be October 2022. Foster Youth Voice Month. As we celebrate these teens, don’t forget to include the 20,000+ youth who are in care.

“My first SYAB retreat was an inspiring experience. I made new friends and gained new hope about the possibility that people really want to make a difference in the world. I felt accepted and that the space was open to all opinions. – S.L.

After the SYAB youth laid the groundwork, the Proclamation was issued. After two long years of meetings remotely, the Statewide Youth Advisory Board held its first retreat in person.



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