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.
Attending monthly board meetings
Attending leadership retreats
Creating new programs
Reviewing financial records
Volunteering at events
Networking with other students, community members, and local companies
Designing fundraising activities
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.