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Illustrating the Promise of Community Schools

January 21, 2021

An Assessment of the Impact of the New York City Community Schools Initiative With the launch of the New York City Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS) in 2014, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has increased its focus on the implementation of a holistic strategy of education reform...

Proposal for White House Office on Children and Youth

January 21, 2021

Nemours Children’s Health System, Mental Health America  , First Focus on Children , The Education Redesign Lab at Harvard University ,  Forum for Youth Investment  and Children’s Funding Project  have called upon the incoming Biden-Harris Administration to establish a White House Office on Children and Youth and a federal...

My Experience with the COVID Vaccine and What Comes Next

January 21, 2021

My Experience with the COVID Vaccine and What Comes Next By Audrey Gabriel, Youth Advisory Council member.  Audrey is a first-generation student and activist for immigrants and people of color. She champions health care as a human right and works to bridge the health inequity gap towards all youth’s...

School-Based Health Alliance Recommendations To Biden Harris Transition Team

January 15, 2021

We have been busy over the last few weeks working with our national partners and with the Biden Transition Team to advocate for policies that will move us closer to our goal of school-based healthcare for all students from low income households. Here is a link to our recommendations:...

The Biden administration must dramatically expand school-based health care

January 13, 2021

School-Based Health Care in the News: https://thehill.com/opinion/education/530781-the-biden-administration-must-dramatically-expand-school-based-health-care

Opioid Prevention in Youth

December 18, 2020

By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member Baila is a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as youth across the globe. With the rising mental and social health disparities,...

Take a Break from Straining Your Eyes

November 12, 2020

Take a Break from Straining Your Eyes By Fathima Lye, Youth Advisory Council member & intern.  Fathima Lye is a college junior in NYC. She is an advocate for school-based health centers and works to spread awareness on youth-centric issues and doing what she can to help. She hopes...

Back to School, COVID-19 Edition: My Experience as a College Student During the Pandemic

October 15, 2020

Back to School, COVID-19 Edition: My Experience as a College Student During the Pandemic Chris Oshana is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. He hopes to inspire other youth to advocate for themselves in all aspects of their lives. The following reflects Chris’ lived...

Teaching Self-Advocacy through Mentorship: How to Amplify the Voices of Youth

October 14, 2020

Teaching Self-Advocacy through Mentorship: How to Amplify the Voices of Youth Chris Oshana is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. He hopes to inspire other youth to advocate for themselves in all aspects of their lives. As an adolescent, I never really knew how...

Planning for the Next Normal at School: Updated checklists and resources for implementing mental, physical, and social health strategies

October 7, 2020

To ensure the best conditions for teaching and learning amidst COVID-19, the health of students, teachers, and staff must be a top priority. We’re here to help with the latest version of our Planning for the Next Normal at School playbook. This up-to-date resource offers useful tools that you...