Posts Tagged ‘Youth Engagement’

Climate Change is the New Social Determinant of Health

May 19, 2021

By Emma Bittar, Youth Advisory Councilmember Emma Bittar is a college freshman at Tufts University from Bradenton, Florida. She believes that youth have the fundamental right to live their happiest and healthiest lives through equal access to education and healthcare services. Growing up in Florida has allowed me to...

The Lack of Sex Education and Why It Needs to Change

March 22, 2021

By Brooklyn Waller, Youth Advisory Council member Brooklyn is a freshman at the University of Arkansas. She advocates for those without access to health care and for students to take advantage of their local school-based health centers. The following reflects Brooklyn’s lived experiences, thoughts, and opinions. You walk into your...

Why Mental Health is Important Now More Than Ever

February 22, 2021

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. The following reflects Baila’s lived experiences, thoughts, and...

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...

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...

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Self Esteem

September 16, 2020

School-Based Health Centers Enhance Self Esteem  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. Imagine yourself at your lowest state in...

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...

Menstrual Products should be Free Periodt

May 28, 2020

Menstrual Products should be Free Periodt By Christina Vo, Youth Advisory Council member Christina Vo is a 16-year old youth advocate from San Jose, California who is full of curiosity and passion for social justice through amplifying voices, speaking out, and creating change.  School bathrooms stock products, such as...

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:...