Youth & Young Adult Coalition, Inc.


PURPOSE:  The Youth & Young Adult Coalition, Inc. (YYAC) is a group of youth and young adults throughout the city who grasped the vision for positive change in the community.  The YYAC purpose is to create a venue for Chelsea youth (14 -17 years old) and young adults (18 – 35 year olds) to unify their voices towards making positive changes in Chelsea. Therefore, YYAC is a network of young people from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, life experiences and walks of life.  The coalition allows peers to come together in an open forum to identify problems, develop solutions by ensuring their interests and needs are met with resources already available and/or by creating new resources with the assistance of mentors, advisors, and supporters.

The YYAC five basic goals are:

1. Social Justice

2. Community Relations

3. Spiritual Development

4. Education & Leadership

5. Health & Welfare (includes housing)

The YYAC will contribute to the “Beloved Community” where youth and young adults do their part.  The Beloved Community was a dream of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to create a world in which all persons live in peace and harmony. With the help of mentors, consultants and supporters, YYAC will achieve "The Beloved Community" as youth and young adults work together to make a positive difference in their own lives, the community, the city, and the nation.  

The primary initiative is support homeless students and families through Project Opening Doors.

Our goal is to create a Beloved Community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.