Who We Are

YOAB 2019-2020 Members

We are 16 high school students appointed by the City Manager to serve one-year renewable terms. We live in the City of Boulder and represent many aspects of Boulder's youth community including diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Each spring, we encourage current 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders who live in the City of Boulder (including most of Gunbarrel) to apply for the next school year.

No previous leadership experience is necessary. New members are invited to join based on potential for positive contribution to the board’s work and capacity to represent the diversity of Boulder’s youth community.

What We Do

  • Promote the youth voice in Boulder
  • Plan and run our own meetings
  • Advise City Council, city departments, and local agencies on youth-related issues
  • Form actions teams to implement community projects to help address youth needs
  • Organize a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
  • Acknowledge outstanding youth volunteers in our community

2020-2021 Youth Opportunities Advisory Board Members

  • Audrey Bahintchie
  • Maddy Barnes
  • Osvaldo Garcia Barron
  • Paola Garcia Barron
  • Elie Deshommes
  • Sydney Fahn
  • Nakalia Furumo
  • Henry Keig
  • Isobel Keig
  • Daniel Lin
  • Diego Smet
  • Elizabeth Wood

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 YOAB is four members short of full membership


YOAB meeting schedules for the 2021-22 school year have not yet been determined. Please check back for more information this fall.

Meeting Materials

September 6, 2019 YOAB September Minutes
October 4, 2019 YOAB October Minutes
November 1, 2019 YOAB November Minutes
December 6, 2019 YOAB December Minutes
January 10, 2020 YOAB January Minutes

Apply for YOAB

How it works

The Youth Opportunities Program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Youth Opportunities Advisory Board. City of Boulder youth and youth that attend a City of Boulder high school that are interested in engaging with their peers and the community are encouraged to apply.


Please reach out to Family Services Manager Wanda Pelegrina Caldas with any questions at 720-498-2482 or pelegrinaw@bouldercolorado.gov.