Youth Advisory Committee

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

The Baraga County Community Foundation YAC is a committee of persons 12 to 21 years of age that represent the youth in our community by serving as strategists for positive change.








The Youth Advisory Committee Honored Area Veterans at a 9/11 Student Assembly
Special Honor was given to Les Yon, a WWII Veteran (center). also pictured are U. S. Army Veteran John Hendrickson and U. S. Navy Veteran Lance Heikkinen.

Youth Advisory Committee members learn:

  • Leadership skills, training paid for by the BCCF.
  • Tenacity skill levels, patience, and ability to successfully follow through with tasks.
  • How to navigate the adult world of boards, committees, media, officials, and government to address needs in our community.

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

  • surveys the needs of youth in the community,
  • selects and recommends local programs to grant money to,
  • creates community and human service projects,
  • and learns how to actively lead in our community.

If you are interested in participating in the Youth Advisory Committee contact:

Baraga County Community Foundation

Phone:  906-353-7898 or e-mail:

Adult Youth Advisory Mary Paquette
Adult Youth Advisory Gordette Cote Leutz