2020 Virtual ‘Be the Change’
Youth Training Program

2020 ‘Be the Change’ Virtual Youth Training Program

Each year, a group of rock star young people ages 14-18 connect with like-minded peers from around the country who are passionate leaders of change in their schools and communities. While this awesome experience typically happens in-person, we’re making the program virtual, as now more than ever, young people’s voices demand to be heard!

The program schedule below outlines the week’s events; click the event title to register. We encourage you to register and participate all week to get the full experience. If that is not possible, please still attend the Meet and Greet/Virtual Scavenger Hunt and the Moving Forward wrap-up (you won’t want to miss out). We can’t wait to meet you all!


Monday, July 20 @ 2:30pm EST

Meet and Greet Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Chris Oshana
YAC Member (MI)


Tuesday, July 21 @ 2:30pm EST

Youth Have Thoughts Too

Fathima Lye
SBHA YAC Member (NY)


Wednesday, July 22

2:30pm EST

How You(th) Are the Key To Tackling the Stigma on Mental Health

Andre Armour
SBHA YAC Member (GA)

Emma Bittar
SBHA YAC Member (FL)

Baila Salifou
SBHA YAC Member (MD)

Christina Vo
SBHA YAC Member (CA)

Brooklyn Waller
SBHA YAC Member (AR)


Thursday, July 23

2:30pm EST

Using Young Adult Fiction to Spark Public Health Advocacy Among Youth


Anna Gabriella Casalme, MSc
Founder, CEO | Novelly

Catherine Martinez
Head Youth Editor, Novelly

Amanda Beadlescomb
Director of Content & Communications, Novelly

4:30pm EST

Moving Forward: Where We Go From Here

Fathima Lye
SBHA YAC Member (NY)

Audrey Gabriel
SBHA YAC Member (MA)