Posts Tagged ‘Youth’

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,...

Healing Justice and Our Nation’s Schools

June 2, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Hope and healing. Both are in short supply for too many young people today. Hopelessness—brought on by exposure to poverty and violence—often leads to alienation and civic disengagement among young people. The long-term consequences of such social toxicity are well known: poor health,...

2016 Youth Scholarship Competition

March 29, 2016

The ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program is an opportunity during our 2016 convention for youth to learn about and discuss health and education topics, develop advocacy and leadership skills, and have fun! ‘Be the Change’ participants will network with each other and school-based health care advocates at the convention and participate...

Lead the Way: Young People as “Partners,” Not “Clients”

March 23, 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 Corazón...

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...

Lead, Impact, Advocate, Engage: 2015 Youth Program

June 11, 2015

Preparations have been underway for several months to provide an engaging program for youth at this year’s National School-Based Health Care Convention. Austin, Texas, will provide a fun and energetic backdrop to a busy week. The Youth Program will open with a Champions Dinner on Tuesday evening, June 16,...

Raising Awareness about Teen Dating Violence

March 18, 2015

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member On February 26, my teen awareness group—Impact and I—organized a way to spread awareness concerning teen dating violence at Roswell High School in New Mexico. February, along with being School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, is also National Teen Dating...

Youth Advisory Council Celebrate Awareness Month

February 26, 2015

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council Member The School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members advocated for school-based health centers (SBHCs) in their communities throughout 2015 School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Nicole Carrillo shares her experience. Walking into Room 241 at Northwest Magnet High School in Omaha, Nebraska during...

A Special Thanks to Our Outgoing Youth Advisory Council

November 20, 2014

By Melissa Akers, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance When we launched our inaugural Youth Advisory Council in 2013, I didn’t know what to expect. This was the strongest step the School-Based Health Alliance ever took towards purposefully integrating the youth voice into our organization. After personally speaking with all...