Youth Committees can make a difference in the lives of our young people. They can be the architects for building (or enhancing) comprehensive and effective youth service delivery systems. Local WDBs should encourage Youth Committees to play a major role in implementing quality programs and bringing business, parents, participants, and stakeholders together to solve problems.

WIOA also mandates that the Youth Committee members reflect the needs of the local community and be comprised of members who are appointed for their experience and expertise in serving eligible youth. A Local WDB may designate an existing entity, like a Youth Council, to serve as the Youth Committee; however, that entity must meet the WIOA membership requirements discussed above.

A Youth Committee Guide under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (Spring 2017), USDOL Employment & Training Administration


Gaston County WIOA Youth Committee