It Starts with You(th): Highland SBHC Maintains Student Connection through Virtual Lunch Groups

In an effort to highlight new and creative ways school-based health staff are engaging youth in conversations around health and well-being, we are starting a series called It Starts with You(th). By Kendall Watanabe, Health Educator at the Highland Middle School SBHC (International Community Health Services) In March of 2019, the staff from the Highland…

It Starts with You(th): YOMHE is Hiring!

The Youth Organizers of Mental Health Education (YOMHE) promote positive mental health and work to normalize discussion of suicide and suicide prevention. They train other youth on how to support friends in need through presentations and outreach. The YOMHEs create a space for youth to speak up about mental health stigma in communities of color.…

Employment Opportunities for Seattle Youth

The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a longstanding opportunity for low-income Seattle youth to gain professional skills and experience. In Fall 2019 SYEP is expanding to a full-year program that will engage over 100 young people ages 16-24. The program will offer youth a stipend for their participation and guarantee them a full-time, paid summer internship…

Youth Voice Highlighted at Gates Teen Action Fair

On March 23, 2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation welcomed over 30 youth-led organizations, groups, and clubs to their annual Teen Action Fair to highlight the work they are doing in their community. The Fair (themed “It Starts with You(th)”) was hosted by the Gates Foundation Discovery Center Youth Ambassadors and included performances from…