The Youth Track at the School-Based Health Alliance Convention

Posted on June 18, 2014 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 … Read more

A Special Thanks to Our Outgoing Youth Advisory Council

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 of the candidates, I knew we … 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

‘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

The Youth-Led, Peer-Driven Approach through the Eyes of an 18 Year Old

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council member on July 28, 2016 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 tell where and when they … 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

Navigating Your Health Resources:  The Five W’s of Key Health Services

By Audrey Gabriel, Youth Advisory Council member on March 12, 2020 Audrey is a first-generation student and activist for immigrants and people of color. She champions health care as a human right and works to bridge the health inequity gap towards social justice and well-being of all youth.  Being a young adult presents many different health issues that people younger and … Read more

Navigating the Healthcare System for Youth

By Andre Armour, Youth Advisory Council member on March 26, 2020 Andre is a young advocate seeking peace and proper justice for his community. He believes that his purpose in life is to serve others in whatever capacity is needed. “Garlic, basil, and lemon juice mixed with a little green tea can cure anything,” my parents said. According to them, this … Read more