Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

Our youth advisory board is comprised of high school students from area schools.

Their focus is developing our youth related programs and events, along with cultivating a higher level of engagement in Gems from the adolescence community through volunteering. The YAB group assists with our Cancer Really Sucks web site and forum.

In 2014 the YAB started a sand volleyball tournament for Gems which helped to fund scholarships for graduating seniors who have been personally affected by their own cancer diagnosis or that of an immediate family member.

Current 2018-19 YAB members:

  • Jenna G. – Jefferson High School
  • Shelby D. – Prairie High School
  • Kaylee H. – Marion High School
  • Emma H. – Center Point Urbana HS
  • Sam D. –
  • Sidney S. –
  • Talia P. – Marion High School
  • Tyler R. – Xavier High School
  • Emily O. – Xavier high School
  • Sami S. – Washington High School

 

 

YAB Advisors

Kathie Cink
Kelly Collins
Carol Lagneaux
Kris Sargent

Want to join YAB?

Gems of Hope Volleyball Tournament

Support the Gems of Hope Foundation and Youth Advisory Board in order to further their mission of inspiring the families of cancer patients.

All proceeds from the volleyball tournament help to fund scholarships for graduating seniors who have been personally affected by their own cancer diagnosis or that of an immediate family member.

Join us Saturday, June 15 at Volley’s on Blairs Ferry at 6pm!