State Advisory Council

Apply to be a Parent/Caregiver Representative on our council in 2021!

Download the Application Here and Apply by November 26, 2020

About our Council

Our State Advisory Council is made up of a diverse group of representatives. This includes parents, grandparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and other caregivers from urban, rural, and suburban areas. The council also includes high school student delegates, school leaders, representatives of community organizations, and ambassadors from businesses and other community agencies. In total, there are approximately 50 members on the council.  

Council members:
*Attend meetings throughout the year in Columbus, Ohio to learn from others and share their experiences from their own communities and organizations.
*Participate in Council discussions and activities, guiding and informing the work of the Center with their rich and diverse perspectives.
*Engage with their community and are enthusiastic ambassadors for the Center.

I am becoming a better school parent because of this Family Engagement program.” – Council Member

Middle and High School Council Members spelling out OHIO with their bodies and posing with Brutus Buckeye in February 2019

If you are interested in becoming a member of our council, we recruit new members each year in the Fall. For more information, please contact

Ohio Parents and Caregivers -- Click Here to Apply to be on our Advisory Council in 2021 -- Applications Due November 26, 2020

We are now recruiting Ohio parents and caregivers of Ohio children from birth to grade 12 to be members of our advisory council beginning in January 2021!

Click here to apply now or download and share the application with families in your community.

Applications are due by November 26, 2020, and can be emailed as an attachment to

To read more about the work of the council, visit our state advisory council web page.