Youth Advisory Board


April 8, 2020

"The Teaneck Youth Advisory Board joins the greater Teaneck community in mourning the passing of Ms. Janice Preschel. Ms. Preschel, the director of Teaneck’s Helping Hands Food Pantry, was a beacon of light to our community and a selfless advocate for those in need. She always put a smile on the faces of those around her. Ms. Preschel’s commitment to the wellbeing of others and to the Teaneck community will surely be cherished and remembered. The Youth Advisory Board looks forward to joining with the rest of the Township of Teaneck to properly commemorate Ms. Preschel and her legacy in an appropriate fashion"

Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board aims to empower, express ideas, and to bridge the gap between Teaneck Township Officials and it's youth.

Council Liaison: Councilman Henry PruittHistory: Reinstated 2007 under the leadership of The Honorable Lizette P. Parker

Council Liaison: Councilwoman Gervonn Romney-Rice

Meetings: Richard Rodda Center MP-3 OR MP-4, 7 PM.

5/8/19, 5/15, 6/4/19, 6/18/19

Stay tuned on the Township website for upcoming meetings.

        MEMBERS                 POSITION                 TERM        

Duane Harley, Esq.



Cynthia Rasbury, M.D.


Shae Lewis


Yassine Elkaryani


Benjamin Fox


Deveraux Mackey


Yasmine Halmane


Kasai Sanchez

Sergeant at Arms

Councilwoman Gervonn Romney-Rice


What is the YAB doing?

Developing recommendations for youth programs.

Study/survey matters which may be related to the interest  of the youth in Teaneck.

Reviewing current programs provided by the Township, Board of Education or private schools and making recommendations on ways to better coordinate, change, expand or create new programs.

Making recommendations to the Township Council for services not currently in existence.





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If you are a non-member and wish to participate in this Advisory Board's meeting, please Contact the board that's holding the meeting and request that your issue or matter be listed on their agenda for discussion.