Youth Advisory Council

Our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was started by a group of teenagers and includes former Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital patients, their siblings and community youth under the supervision of our Child Life team:

  • YAC meets once a month to plan and implement fun monthly events for all the patients at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to attend, such as “Thanksgiving Around the World,” “Back to School Carnival,” “Haunted House,” and  “Painting with a Twist Kidz Edition”
  • YAC events allow for patients to engage in the power of play while in the hospital environment; to come out of their room, laugh, talk, play and just be a kid
  • YAC events also provide the opportunity for patients and families to connect and share experiences and form friendships