Y'ALL Committee

Young Appalachian Leaders and Learners (Y’ALL) is a committee within the Appalachian Studies Association. We seek to facilitate connections and relationships between young people in Appalachia, provide opportunities for professional advancement and training, as well as encourage lifelong scholarship and activism in the region. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that breaks down walls between institutions and encourages engagement, leadership, and collegiality. To accomplish this mission, we commit to sponsoring professional development panels, meetings, trainings, mixers, and a roommate matching service at every annual ASA conference. We’re just getting started, and we would love for you to be involved!

Membership and Duties

Membership. The committee shall consist of two co-chairpersons (elected as Y’ALL Steering Committee members) and a minimum of four members interested in upholding the mission of Y’ALL. Y’ALL co-chairs shall serve for two (2) years, with one new co-chair being elected each year. Y’ALL committee co-chairs are expected to attend all steering committee meetings and shall be elected by written ballot as described in Article IX, Section 4.

Duties. Y’ALL committee members shall work to facilitate connections and relationships between young people in Appalachia, provide opportunities for professional advancement and training, as well as encourage lifelong scholarship and activism in the region. The committee will strive to foster an inclusive environment that breaks down walls between institutions and encourages engagement, leadership, and collegiality.

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