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Join Youth Advisory Board


The Victoria Foundation Youth Advisory Board (VFYAB) is composed of 10-12 Newark young people. It is a two-year development incubator to enhance their personal, civic and professional skills while collaborating with Victoria Foundation's staff to advise, co-create, and decide on elements of the foundation's strategy and grant making.

  • Are you a young person who has opinions about what can be done to improve our great city?
  • Are you interested in philanthropy?
  • Are you committed to your personal and professional development?

Apply to join Victoria Foundation's Youth Advisory Board. This opportunity will be compensated.


At a minimum, the ideal candidate should have the following qualities:

  • A freshman or sophomore in a Newark high school or home school
  • Reside in Newark, New Jersey
  • Willingness to listen, learn, and question
  • Passionate about community work
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Selection Process

A limited number of candidates will be selected for interviews. These candidates will be contacted before November 15th using the phone and email information submitted on their application form.

Candidates who are interviewed will be notified of final decisions in December 2021.

Candidates may submit their application materials online or email as a PDF to: Jessica Debrah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions about the application process should be directed to: Jessica Debrah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are due October 29th at 11:59pm

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