It Starts with You(th): Youth are Co-Leaders at New Country Doctor SBHCs

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). Country Doctor Community Health Centers opened their first school-based health center (SBHC) in the 2019-20 school year. In establishing their clinic at Meany Middle School…

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…

2019 Conference on Adolescent Health

Join colleagues from across the country on April 11-12, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan at the 2019 Conference on Adolescent Health! This annual event draws a national audience of multidisciplinary health professionals for two days of Breakout Sessions, Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and networking events. The Adolescent Health Initiative is now accepting proposals for the 6th annual…