Member Committees


YIPA is your Association. Members like you make this a vibrant, vital, and valuable community. You have unique life experiences, skills, and professional interests. Like you, all our members care deeply for our youth. Consider joining a volunteer committee to harness this collective passion and ensure youth workers and youth-serving organizations succeed.

Joining a committee is easy and doesn’t require a huge time commitment at all. It’s a great way to enhance your own professional growth while making a bigger impact on the field of Youth Intervention. Have a look at the options and find one that interests you most.

Training Committee

Our Vision Research shows that the better trained a youth worker is, the better the outcomes for the youth they serve. Training Committee members value ongoing professional development and are eager to ensure the field of Youth Intervention has professionally-trained individuals.

Your Role As a youth worker, no one knows the needs of youth workers better than you. Your role as a committee member is to provide ideas for relevant training topics and offer suggestions for high-quality trainers. We’ll rely on you for candid feedback about how YIPA can improve learning and the learning experience for youth workers. You are also encouraged to join us at in-person trainings to help with hospitality tasks.

  • Meet every other month via a 1-hour conference call
  • Attend no less than 4 of the 6 meetings
  • Commit to serve for one 12-month term

To learn more or to join just send us an email at [email protected].

Advocacy Committee

Our Vision Changing the hearts and minds of all people about the importance of Youth Intervention is badly needed. A lack of awareness and support means too many young people don’t have access to community-based Youth Intervention programs. Advocacy Committee members are interested in creating systemic change to raise awareness about the value of Youth Intervention and the need for more funding to support Youth Intervention programs.

Your Role As a champion for youth, you know the invaluable service Youth Intervention programs provide. Your role as a committee member is to share your ideas and evaluate strategies to raise awareness about Youth Intervention. We’ll rely on you to provide honest feedback about our legislative strategies at the Minnesota Capitol and offer suggestions to improve our chances of success. You are also encouraged to join us at our advocacy events to help with hospitality tasks.

  • Meet every month via a 1-hour conference call
  • Attend no less than 9 of the 12 meetings
  • Commit to serve for one 12-month term

To learn more or to join just send us an email at [email protected].