Empowering the Youth Voice

YAC Annual Report: Empowering the Youth VoiceOver the next few weeks, we will preview stories from the School-Based Health Alliance’s 2012-13 Annual Report here on the blog. Click here to download the full report.

The School-Based Health Alliance convened its inaugural Youth Advisory Council (YAC) in 2013. Youth are the primary recipients of school-based health care services, and the YAC serves as a vehicle to bring the youth voice into the national organization’s work, while also empowering a group of talented young people to be effective advocates for their health.

The YAC members have contributed greatly to the
School-Based Health Alliance. Two members—Jhana Parikh and Tyler Lang—spoke in front of a crowd of hundreds during a rally before heading to Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives for 2013’s Advocacy Day of school-based health care advocates in Washington, DC.

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