NOTE: The Executive Committee will meet on an as needed basis.

NOTE: There will be no regular scheduled meetings of the YFA Collaborative.

Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority
601 East 66th Street
Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405

P.O. Box 14317, Savannah, GA  31416

Phone: 912.352.7054 ~ Fax: 912.352.7451
Edward Chisolm, Executive Director

Collaborative Board

The Chatham-Savannah Youth Futures Authority was created in 1987 through the Georgia General Assembly. It was legislated to serve as the collaborative body (Authority) for Chatham County to implement the plan of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s New Futures Initiative (NFI). This initiative focused on ways to address the at-risk youth population in the local public school system, and to reduce the incidents of school failure, teen pregnancy, and youth unemployment and inactivity in the community. Transitioning after the NFI, the Authority broadened its scope to involve families and the community in its efforts.

The Authority consists of representation from the City of Savannah, Chatham County, Savannah Chatham County Public School System, State Superintendent of Education, Georgia Commissioner of Department of Human Resources, Georgia Commissioner of Labor, Chatham County Legislative Delegation, the Youth Futures Authority, local businesses, the faith community, and from over 50 health and human service organizations with a focus on children, youth, and families.

We invite and encourage individuals and organizations that have a vested interest in the well-being and success of our community’s children, youth, and families to join the board as ex-officio members.  You must share our vision and be willing to share data and other information necessary to assist our board in its work.  Ex-officio members bring to the board valuable technical support, training, and expertise in the areas of: youth development or management of programs, policies, or services for youth; evaluation of youth services and programs; or in federal or state financial aid for youth programs.  Ex-officio members can also serve on committees.  Any parties interested in board membership are encouraged to call our administrative office at 912-651-6810, or go to the “Contact” link on our home page menu bar and send us an email.  You can also send an email directly to a particular staff person in the “Staff” link on our home page.