1. Overview of the YELAC


The mission of the Young Emerging Leaders Advisory Council (YELAC) is to train and empower diverse, committed individuals to effectively participate in the work of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and to ensure that the values and voices of young people are represented throughout the organization.


YELAC is an official advisory council of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) and works in conjunction with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers of the organization. It was created in 2017 to ensure the critical voice of young people is represented throughout the work of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault and to train the next generation of leaders to grow the movement to end sexual violence in Utah.

Program Overview

The YELAC consists of a one-year time commitment and is designed to provide participants with fundamental leadership skills and an opportunity to engage in organizational-level strategy and implementation. The interactive nature of the Council is designed to reflect on such leadership indicators as collaboration, diversity and the role of the change-maker. These indicators are crucial for today’s leadership roles in the sexual violence movement. Membership is akin to a one-year internship with the agency. Members of the YELAC are considered voting members of an official advisory council of the Board of Directors of UCASA with the responsibility to assist with the strategic execution of the mission, vision, values, and goals of UCASA.


Participants are between 18 and 30 years of age and come from a broad range of corporate, civic and volunteer backgrounds. Anyone aged 18 to 30 may join YELAC by applying to join the council. You can apply by completing the application below.