To put it simply, we work together to support the community and share the voice of Utah's youth. Read on for the nitty-gritty.
A united voice for Utah's Youth
The YPA’s mission is to (1) represent the interest of the members in regard to policy, legislative and contract issues, (2) advocate for youth and a cooperative coordinated system of care for such youth, and (3) actively participate in the political and public policy arena in order to meet the above stated objectives.
Aside from the Executive Director, all members of the Executive Committee are volunteers, either elected or appointed.
We strengthen our work through a united effort.
Supporting Youth Providers
We provide a confidential forum for members to voice their concerns, provide feedback, and request support. Through effective collaboration, up-to-date networking tools and solutions-based conversations, the YPA helps providers remove the roadblocks preventing the best possible care.
By being a part of the conversations before, during, and after the introduction of new legislation, the YPA is able to preserve as much freedom for providers, secure needed funding for quality services, and create common-sense solutions to problems that plague the human services system.
Trainings, CEU's, workgroups, conferences, lunch-n-learns, online tools, historical data, legislative talking points, or good old-fashioned research when we don't have an answer; all of the above are resources the YPA offers it's members.
The reviews are in!
YPA Member #4
I feel being a member of the YPA is valuable in that it helps me stay aware of legislative issues that impact my program.
YPA Member #3
The YPA is an excellent source or information that I wouldn't have access to otherwise. The YPA works tirelessly to advocate for providers and are professional and timely in their responses.
YPA Member #5
I love the community feel of the YPA
YPA Member #2
is the first place I turn to when I encounter a problem that I cannot resolve myself.
YPA Member #1
I have come to love YPA the last 5 years
Interested in YPA? Let's work together!
Youth Providers Association is accepting members who meet strict certification guidelines. Send your application today!