Crisis Text Line

Youth Advisory Council

75% of our texters are 25 and younger. So, we've recruited an amazing team of young people to guide our work.


Youth Advisory Council

What is the Crisis Text Line Youth Advisory Council (YAC)?

The YAC is a group of young people (age 18-25) who are Crisis Counselors with Crisis Text Line. They're from across the US,  and are our eyes and ears on the ground, giving us the scoop on how we should get word out about our service/how we can recruit their friends and peers to volunteer with us!  

Not 18 yet, but still want to help out? 

We'd love to have you! We have a Junior Youth Advisory Council (J-YAC!), whohelp us get the word out to young people in middle school and high school, and also let us know how we can improve! With 80% of our texters under the age of 25 (and 10% under the age of 13!), it's important to have their voices in the mix.

Interested in becoming a member of YAC or J-YAC?

If you're a Crisis Counselor between the ages of 18-25, apply for the YAC here.

If you're between the ages of 13-17, apply for the J-YAC here.


Responsibilities as a YAC or J-YAC member:

  • Commit to be an active Crisis Text Line rep in your community. That means handing out stickers, telling your friends about us, and talking us up at your school!
  • Connect with and support fellow YAC members through our private Facebook group
  • Contribute ideas in meetings, send thoughts about new marketing campaigns or launches 
  • Participate in at least 3/4  pre-scheduled video chat meetings (we do these quarterly -- one every 3 months!)

Our amazing current members:

  • Addison Ahrendts
  • Alex Piano
  • Alex Brown
  • Alexis Brandenburger
  • Ally Zimmer
  • Ambreen Khan
  • Ashley Evseichik
  • Autumn Barnes
  • BethAnn Zenk
  • Brennan McFarland
  • Briana Goad
  • Brianne Klick
  • Brooke Tesmer
  • Caitlin Hoffman
  • Chris Suggs
  • Eduardo Solis
  • Emily Katz
  • Greta Goldberg
  • Hannah Maine
  • Hannah Emmett
  • Holly Adams
  • Jade Grubb
  • Jenna Kennedy
  • Juanita Celis
  • Kathy Liu
  • Katie Formichella
  • Kayla Lutz
  • Kirsten Christensen
  • Krystle Parnala
  • Olivia Rojas
  • Rebecca Heller
  • Rebecca Udofia
  • Renee Richter.
  • Ronni Higger
  • Rory O’Rourke
  • Sarina Haryanto
  • Scott Wentworth
  • Susannah Albert-Chandhok
  • Tara Bennett
  • Tara O’Reilly