Posts Tagged ‘Youth Advisory Council’

What Life is Like in NY, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic

May 28, 2020

What Life is Like in NY, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic By Fathima Lye, Youth Advisory Council member 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...

The Honest Truth Behind E-Cigarettes: A Teen’s Perspective

April 30, 2020

The Honest Truth Behind E-Cigarettes: A Teen’s Perspective By Brooklyn  Waller, Youth Advisory Council member  Brooklyn Waller is a high school senior in Arkansas. She advocates for those without access to health care and for students to take advantage of their local school-based health centers.  You see them everywhere:...

Redirecting the War on Drugs: How Youth Today Play a Pivotal Role

April 9, 2020

Redirecting the War on Drugs: How Youth Today Play a Pivotal Role By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member Baila is a high school senior at South Hagerstown High School. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as...

Navigating the Healthcare System for Youth

March 26, 2020

Navigating the Healthcare System for Youth By Andre Armour, Youth Advisory Council member Andre is a young advocate seeking peace and proper justice for his community. He believes that his purpose in life is to serve others in whatever capacity is needed. “Garlic, basil, and lemon juice mixed with...

Navigating Your Health Resources: The Five W’s of Key Health Services

March 12, 2020

Navigating Your Health Resources:  The Five W’s of Key Health Services 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 social...

How Youth Leadership Changes the World

October 11, 2018

How Youth Leadership Changes the World By Anna Gabriella Casalme, Alliance Board Member and former Youth Advisory Council Member A little over three months ago, the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention challenged us to think about how we can promote youth leadership in our work. In the closing...

Youth Advocacy in New York: Moving the Needle for School-Based Health Care

February 15, 2018

By Fathima Lye, National Youth Advisory Council member February needs no introduction in the New York school-based health world – it’s a busy time of year for everyone at local, state, and national levels as they prepare for Advocacy Day on February 6. The month of February is also...

Youth Advisory Council: YOUTH IN ACTION

November 14, 2017

This story comes from the blogger of the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council, Gianna Forlizzi. Every other month, as part of the “Youth Voices” blog series, Gianna will share updates from the Youth Advisory Council as well as stories of youth development at the Alliance, its partners, and...

How Young People Benefit as Recipients and Leaders

October 20, 2017

By Komal Oza, member of the Youth Advisory Council A fruitful partnership between adults and youth is the essence of youth development, so using this strategy to create a greater impact makes a lot of sense. However, putting such partnerships into action requires deliberate effort on the part of...

YAC4SBIRT: Teens Intervening Against Substance Use

August 17, 2017

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Development Intern, Youth Advisory Council As the academic year begins, I’m reminded of the School-Based Health Alliance’s goal to help youth gain access to care and succeed in the classroom and beyond. I’ve been involved with the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC)...