This manual is a compilation of good advice and best practices from around the YouthBuild network on how to successfully plan and execute a proper youth leadership committee, a key component of our model.

Just as with the original Youth Policy Committee Handbook from 1995, this is not meant to be a rule book, but guidance for programs that are newer to this work, or struggle with keeping the enthusiasm alive for their council. Much of the basis for this guide is drawn from that resource and the wisdom of those that have come before.