Inspiring Change: The 2023 ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program

The 2023 ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program in Washington, D.C., engaged youth from across the country with a passion for school-based health care and community leadership. Youth attended plenaries and workshops and participated in activities to better understand various health-related topics. Topics ranged from vaping and sexual education to peer education and quality improvement … Read more

2021 ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program

Week in Review The ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program is an annual leadership development conference that connects young people from across the country with like-minded peers who are passionate leaders of change in their health centers, schools, and communities. During the program, participants learn about and discuss health and education topics, develop advocacy and … Read more

Post-Convention: Finding Ways to Stay Inspired and Engaged

By Anna Casalme, Youth Advisory Council member on September 15, 2016 As a Youth Advisory Council member, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Arlington, VA. If I had to sum up the whole experience in a single word, it would be: awesome. I’m referring not to the … Read more

‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program

By Nathaniel Batiste, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member on June 10, 2016 The National School-Based Health Care Convention is a time when professionals from across the school-based health field convene for training, networking, and advocacy. These tasks are equally important for youth, which is the purpose of the ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program. While this … Read more

Lead, Impact, Advocate, Engage: 2015 Youth Program

Posted on 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, at Cedar … Read more

Reflections on the 2015 Youth Program: Cameron Estrada

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member on August 4, 2015 In June, I had the great privilege to travel to Austin, Texas, to participate in the Youth Program at the 2015 National School-Based Health Care Convention. It was an opportunity that I am deeply grateful for. On my first day in Austin, … Read more

2015 Youth Program: Learning to Focus on Right Now

By Nicole Carillo, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member on August 11, 2015 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 planning, that time escapes … Read more

The Youth Track at the School-Based Health Alliance Convention

By Tyler Lang, Youth Advisory Council Member The Youth Track is one of the many great activities at the School-Based Health Alliance’s annual convention. The Youth Track is designed to help educate our nation’s youth about the ever-changing world of school-based health centers, and about health care in general. They accomplish this by bringing in … Read more