Joey Kaji, a Senior at Madison West High School, is a first-year youth advisory council member. Joey began working in advocacy as a part of the Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH) program, where he took on a project to help the fledgling School-Based Health Centers in his district. This past year he worked with the Youth Governance Program (YAB) for Dane County to draft and pass a resolution portraying the county’s support for mental health. Joey also investigates social media and its effects on adolescent mental health through the University of Wisconsin Pediatrics Department. In school, Joey loves history and computer science fields and hopes to use the skills learned there to pave the way for improved healthcare worldwide. He hopes amplifying youth voices regarding healthcare will lead to better lives for all.