The Youth Advisory Council is dedicated to increasing the leadership skills of community youth and providing OBA with a pool of talented, dedicated individuals who will ultimately become staff. The program helps to keep a youth-centric perspective throughout OBA programming and training. The YAC offers the opportunity for youth who have participated in a course to continue their involvement in OBA. The YAC follow a rigorous self-structured curriculum dedicated to upgrading leadership skills through fundraising, public speaking and environmental education. Youth plan their own trips, learning activities and participate in OBA staff training programs.