Posts Tagged ‘Youth Advisory Council’

Youth Take the Lead in Championing SBHCs

April 7, 2016

Every February, schools and communities come together nationwide to celebrate the success and contributions of school-based health centers (SBHCs) during National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Each state organizes different advocacy activities to improve general or specific health issues affecting their young people. These campaigns, events, and student mobilizations...

Lead the Way: Youth Development through Leadership Networks in California

February 18, 2016

This story comes from the Alliance’s youth engagement toolkit Lead the Way: Engaging Youth in Health Care. Each month, a new reflection from the field will touch on a different component of youth engagement and show how youth are leading the way in health awareness and promotion. The California...

2015 Youth Program: Learning to Focus on Right Now

August 11, 2015

By Nicole Carillo, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member Teens are often told that they are the future, that they will be the ones that run the world one day. Very rarely are they told that the present is what matters. Everything is so focused on the future and...

Reflections on the 2015 Youth Program: Cameron Estrada

August 4, 2015

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member In June, I had the great privilege to travel to Austin, Texas, to participate in the Youth Program at the 2015 National School-Based Health Care Convention. It was an opportunity that I am deeply grateful for. On my first...

Lead, Impact, Advocate, Engage: 2015 Youth Program

June 11, 2015

Preparations have been underway for several months to provide an engaging program for youth at this year’s National School-Based Health Care Convention. Austin, Texas, will provide a fun and energetic backdrop to a busy week. The Youth Program will open with a Champions Dinner on Tuesday evening, June 16,...

Raising Awareness about Teen Dating Violence

March 18, 2015

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member On February 26, my teen awareness group—Impact and I—organized a way to spread awareness concerning teen dating violence at Roswell High School in New Mexico. February, along with being School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, is also National Teen Dating...

Youth Advisory Council Celebrate Awareness Month

February 26, 2015

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council Member The School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members advocated for school-based health centers (SBHCs) in their communities throughout 2015 School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Nicole Carrillo shares her experience. Walking into Room 241 at Northwest Magnet High School in Omaha, Nebraska during...

A Special Thanks to Our Outgoing Youth Advisory Council

November 20, 2014

By Melissa Akers, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance When we launched our inaugural Youth Advisory Council in 2013, I didn’t know what to expect. This was the strongest step the School-Based Health Alliance ever took towards purposefully integrating the youth voice into our organization. After personally speaking with all...

Don’t Call Me A Kid!

September 11, 2014

By Melissa Akers, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance The workshop begins in 10 minutes. A few adults look into the room and ask if they are in the right place. A few more trickle in. Soon a stream of people pour into the room. By the time the workshop...

My Experience on the School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council

August 26, 2014

By Katelyn Darrow-Eystad Serving on the School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has been such a special experience for me. When I became a founding member of the council more than a year-and-a-half ago, I didn’t know what to expect. Now, as I complete my term in just a...