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Youth Advisory Council

The Youth Advisory Council comprises local high school volunteers who help Alternative House extend the reach of its programs and services to the young people in the region.

The Council serves as a forum during which members share the challenges and issues they and their peers face and use these experiences as a basis for developing, refining, and effectively applying constructive changes to Alternative House's programs, policies, and procedures.

Youth Advisory Council members are expected to attend council meetings which are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month from October through June at the Emergency Shelter for Teenagers and to actively participate in the Council's community service activities, fundraisers, and special events.


September—June (must commit for one full school year). Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Meetings are held at 2100 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22182


Must be a local high school student and commit to one full school year of service.

If you would like more information about the Youth Advisory Council, please call Christina Seeley at 703.356.6360 or email her at

If you are interested in joining the Youth Advisory Council, please complete the Youth Advisory Council application.