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

‘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

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