Posts Tagged ‘Youth Advisory Council’

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)...

‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program: #Success

August 3, 2017

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

Post-Convention: Finding Ways to Stay Inspired and Engaged

September 15, 2016

By Anna Casalme, Youth Advisory Council member As a Youth Advisory Council member, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Arlington, VA. If I had to sum up the whole experience in a single word, it would be: awesome....

The Youth-Led, Peer-Driven Approach through the Eyes of an 18 Year Old

July 28, 2016

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council member Some believe that young people are a lost cause. If an event or activity doesn’t include technology or similar attractions, youth can’t be counted on to participate. Well, if that is the attitude of the organizers, it will be true. Teenagers can...

Lead the Way: Promoting Youth Development through Media Advocacy

July 20, 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. In California, CANFIT,...

‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program

June 10, 2016

By Nathaniel Batiste, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member The National School-Based Health Care Convention is a time when professionals from across the school-based health field convene for training, networking, and advocacy. These tasks are equally important for youth, which is the purpose of the ‘Be the Change’...

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...