The Youth Catalyst Team (YCT) is a group of young leaders from across the country who are COMMITTED to using their knowledge, skills, and insights, in addition to their lived experience to improve program practices, and to inform and further mobilize the youth services field. MANY and the Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) at Wichita State University, partner with these young people to enhance direct training and technical assistance, promote youth/young adult leadership endeavors, and develop tools and resources that make a positive and tangible impact for youth and families across the country.
Youth Catalysts are paid consultants doing incredibly important work to prevent and end youth trafficking, abuse, exploitation, and homelessness, and to increase positive outcomes for young people.
Selections for the 2018-19 cohort have been made at this time and the application period is now closed. Interested young people not selected for YCT are invited to remain engaged in the work and will be considered for other leadership opportunities.