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Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council

The Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (ILYAC) is a legislatively-created council with the purpose of advising the Indiana General Assembly on topics related to Indiana youth, including: education, employment, strategies to increase youth involvement in state and local government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, emotional and physical health, foster care, poverty, homelessness, and youth access to state and local services.

ILYAC was created in 2008 with the passage of HEA 1162. The Council consists of as many as 22 Indiana youth, ages 16-22, from across the state. The Council publishes an annual report regarding its thoughts on the issues related to Indiana youth as well as support and endorsements for legislation pending before the General Assembly during session. You can view those reports on the General Assembly’s website.

Membership on the Council is by governmental appointment. The Senate President Pro Tempore, Senate Minority Leader, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and the Governor all have membership appointment opportunities. Those interested in appointment onto the Council should contact those appointing persons.