Advisory Board

NAF academies have proven to be a powerful model to springboard students towards successful and meaningful careers. High-functioning advisory boards that are focused on providing meaningful opportunities and connections to all students are key in this work. Research shows that an advisory board is a unique solution that fosters creativity, innovation, and strong industry-school connections. The Advisory Board should consist of at least 10 members and include representation from businesses, post-secondary education, parents, alumni, and community leaders. NAF recommends 80% of advisory board membership is from the business community or outside the school and/or district.