Held annually during the National School-Based Health Care Convention, the ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program brings young people age 14-18 together to:

  • Develop leadership and advocacy skills
  • Have fun with hands-on activities and field trips
  • Learn about policies affecting school-based health centers (SBHCs)
  • Network with experts in the SBHC field
  • Learn how to make positive changes for teen health
  • Connect with other teen leaders from around the country
  • Engage-Advocate-Impact-Lead

For more information, please see previous training program materials: 2020 ‘Be the Change’ Program Agenda and this promotional flyer.

Reflections from Past Participants

I appreciate there was an actual Youth Program. I’ve been to other conferences where we were just with the adults and many of the topics didn’t necessarily directly apply to us.  Our Youth Program was presented in a way that was engaging for us as youth. When we mingled with the adults, it gave us the right information to take in at our level.”

I liked how I was able to go around and talk to different people that were in the fields that we want to go into.”

“I loved that overall, in the presentations everyone kind of gave different ways to take what we learned in the presentation with us. It offered a variety and wide spectrum of new tools and skills that we could utilize and take home with us going forward.”

I liked the safe space feel and the inclusiveness because not everyone has that, so I like that.”

What I love the most is that we all are completely different and are in completely different walks of life but I thinks it’s so great that we all agree that we all need to bring about a change to give all students accessible health care.”

The personalization was very vital because it kept us interested.”

Scholarships Available!

Scholarships are available to help students attend the ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program by covering the cost of the hotel for the duration of the program. Learn More!