Neighborhood Youth Board

What is the Neighborhood Youth Board (NYB)?

Neighborhood Youth Boards were developed with the need and desire to center youth voices within Louisville and increase civic engagement at the community level. The goal of NYB is to facilitate interpersonal development, encourage youth to be active members in their community, and increase advocacy for community development. NYB will serve as the training ground for Social Justice Youth Development (SJYD), leadership development, and the promotion of civic engagement. Participants will engage in activities designed to elevate youth voice and offer a leadership role in youth-led efforts to facilitate a positive impact on our city’s youth culture. Participants will attend meetings twice a week to work towards the development and implementation of a social justice action project at the end of the year.


Applicants must be available to meet twice a week throughout the school year at the Trager Family JCC (3600 Dutchmans Lane). Applicants must attend at least four meetings per month and obtain permission for excused absences for any meetings missed.

Applicants should be interested in social justice, advocacy, and civic engagement. Applicants must be willing to consider alternative viewpoints and communicate respectfully through discussions and experiential learning. 


The District 8 NYB will meet at the Trager Family JCC.
Sundays, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.

Additional Information:

  • Attends and participates in two meetings weekly throughout school year
  • Open to learning and working with diverse populations
  • Maintains respectful attitude toward fellow Youth Board members, Coordinator and staff and members of the Trager Family Jewish Community Center
  • Participant must have a connection to District 8 (i.e. lives in District 8, goes to school in District 8, is a member of the Trager Family Jewish Community Center, etc).
  • Participants will receive a $1000 stipend upon completion of the program
  • Participants will receive membership to Trager Family JCC during the yearlong program

Please contact Daniel McCarthy, District 8 Site Coordinator at or Alison Roemer at