Young Adult Leadership Council

Joining the Council

We welcome youth and young adults ages 16-30, who self-identify as living with mental illness, substance abuse, and/or systems involvement (e.g. foster care, child welfare, juvenile justice, housing, etc.). No mental health diagnosis or amount of recovery time is necessary. We believe in meeting young adults where they are, whether this is the first time they’ve talked about their mental health, or they are years into a career as an agent of change. Supportive adults, allies, and staff may also attend.

See our Members in Action

Flip through the photos below of YALC members at meetings and events.

About our Meetings

On the second Saturday of the month, we meet virtually via zoom 12-2pm CT/1-3 ET. YALC is a safe platform to connect, gain leadership skills, and aid in youth/ young adult development. We value members feedback on state initiatives and empower young adults to be agents of change in their own communities . In addition we offer volunteer leadership opportunities for those wanting to explore a leadership role in a safe environment and are able to support those seeking volunteer hours.  Download a flyer to spread the news about the YALC!

Local Young Adult Leadership Councils can be found in Davidson County and Greene County as a part of the Healthy Transitions-Improving Life Trajectories initiatives. Please reach out to be connected to a local YALC near you. 

Our Members Are a Force for Change

YALC members participated in the production of the following PSA to raise awareness about the mental health of young adults.

Want to Learn More?

If you're interested in joining the YALC or learning more, use the form below and tell us a little bit about yourself.  For more information about the YALC, please contact Sabrina Fillers at or call 615-487-3519.