The School-Based Health Alliance is committed to working with youth

Youth development at the School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) aims to advance youth agency by fostering connections and developing leaders within the school-based health and education sectors. Our purpose, goals, and strategies build on the strengths and resilience of youth traditionally considered vulnerable. Our expertise extends across the design, implementation, and evaluation of youth development resources and initiatives that expand the engagement of youth, schools, families, and whole communities to foster positive systems change.

To achieve our purpose, goals, and strategies, SBHA—along with our Youth Advisory Council (YAC)—provides the following content, initiatives, and services that cultivate young people’s self-efficacy and encourage them to be assertive health advocates: