Youth Advisory Board

Who is running The Depot/Freight Room?

The Depot Coffee House and The Freight Room are chemical-free safe zones designed by youth for youth. Local high school students volunteer on the Youth Advisory Board for the duration of their high school careers and help to shape the programs offered at the Depot/Freight Room, and promote our mission-driven work.

The Depot Youth Advisory Board is a group of up to 15 students in 9th through 12th grades and up to 5 adult board members over 18-years-old. This membership group has multiple leadership duties pertaining to the Depot. 

This includes:

  • Attending monthly board meetings
  • Public speaking
  • Attending leadership retreats
  • Creating new programs
  • Reviewing financial records
  • Volunteering at events
  • Networking with other students, community members, and local companies
  • Designing fundraising activities
  • Distributing promotions.
A group of young people pose for a photo outside the Depot

The Depot Youth Advisory Board also has final approval and oversees various programs, positions, and organizational changes, operating much like a non-profit board. Each year, a new group is appointed or elects to stay on for another year.

Places on the Depot Youth Advisory Board are available to everyone and are voted in by the current members. 

Apply today!