Posts Tagged ‘Youth Engagement’

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:...

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...

Healing Super Heroes Every School Day: 2019 Awareness Month Wrap-Up

March 28, 2019

Healing Super Heroes Every School Day 2019 Awareness Month Wrap-Up By Anna Burns, Manager of Communications and Public Policy Research assistance from Miranda Robinson-Perez February 2019 marks my third year managing the national campaign we call National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. And as the person who tracks user...

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 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...

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

February 17, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Democracy is not a spectator sport, as the saying goes. The resistance marches and noisy town hall meetings between elected officials and constituents across the nation are a great reminder that democracies thrive when citizens engage. Participation is a necessary ingredient. This...