Youth In Need is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors, which includes a former client, community professionals and committed volunteers. A dedicated 10-member Executive Management Team oversees the agency's daily operations. Together, the groups have more than 100 collective years of experience in their fields.

Additionally, a governing body of Head Start and Early Head Start parents oversee the Head Start program's operation and functioning in the form of the Policy Council and Policy Committee. Parents elect parent representatives to ensure their voices are heard. Those elected chairpersons also participate in Youth In Need's Board of Directors.