The Youth Executive Board (YEB) is a multi-district group of high school students who meet bi-weekly to learn how to use their leadership and power as youth to influence change in our communities. Members learn about social and political advocacy, create yearlong service-learning projects to address the opportunity gap, demonstrate positive leadership by advocating for important and relevant issues to today’s society, and connect with their peers across the StoryArk collaborative.


We are YOUTH using our voices to make decisions and inspire diversity in leadership.

Core Values:

  1. Leadership
  2. Building genuine relationships through team building
  3. Racial and cultural understanding
  4. Educational equity

Join us!

We’re looking for new members! 

Join the Youth Executive Board and collaborate with youth from across the Twin Cities!

Wednesdays, 4-6:30PM from September to May. Location TBD.

Snacks and transportation are provided.

Application Deadline: June 9th, 2023.

Questions? Contact Laichia Vang


Program Director of Youth Empowerment

Laichia Vang (she/they) is the Program Director of Youth Empowerment and serves to support StoryArk’s Youth Executive Board. They currently attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and studies Political Science, Sociology, and Racial Justice in Urban Schooling. At 19, their work includes presenting at Achieve Twin Cities’ 10th season of EdTalks, editor of Exploring Language & Identity: The Experiences of ELL/ESL Students, and advocates for the transformation of the youth justice system with Ramsey County’s Youth Advisory Council. She is passionate about education equity, youth empowerment, and strategic storytelling.

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