Youth Navigator Network

A New Program Serving Youth Statewide

The State of Ohio is launching a brand-new Youth Navigator Network this fall for youth and young adults up to 21 years of age who are currently in foster care and/or are transitioning out, who have an ongoing case with children services, or those who have emancipated from care. Like OhioKAN, the new Youth Navigator Network will provide 1:1 navigation services to youth, providing information, referral, and resource linkage services.

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Become a YNN Site Partner

The Youth Navigator Network is currently seeking official Site Partners where YNN Navigators will be based. Interested organizations can download the official YNN Site Application here, as well as submit your application upon completion. The application timeline is as follows:

  • Applications Open: June 16, 2022
  • Applications Close: July 14, 2022
  • Site Selection Notification: July 25, 2022

For all site application questions, please contact Arlene Jones at arlene.jones@kinnectohio.org.

Site Partner Webinar + Q&A

The following Youth Navigator Network Site Application Webinar and Q&A is viewable to learn about what being a YNN Site Partner includes.

Join New Statewide Young Adult Advisory Council

The Youth Navigator Network (YNN) is being developed in partnership with young people. The Young Adult Advisory Council is a great opportunity for youth and young adults to use their voice to inform the framework of this program. We are excited to grow and develop the council with young people who are interested in learning more and using their knowledge to create change! Benefits of being a council member include:

  • Compensation of $20/hour for their time
  • Peer support and opportunities for professional networking
  • Assistance with preparation for council meetings
  • Gaining resume-building skills while partnering to build the Youth Navigator Network framework

We are currently recruiting people who are interested in being a part of this amazing opportunity to create change in Ohio. If you know anyone who may be interested, please complete the form below: