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Highlighting Y Street at Virginia Healthy Youth Day

My name is Zoe L., and I am a senior at Brentsville District High School. I have been a member of Y Street for two years and a member of the Y Street Leadership Team for the last year. I decided to join Y Street as a way to understand more about youth problematic topics in … Read More

Celebrating “Breakfast With A Bud” at Hopkins Road Elementary School

Hi! My name is Jordan Wilson, I’m a Senior at Cosby High School in Midlothian, VA. I’ve been an activist in YST for 3 years, and have served as a member of our State Leadership team for 2 years. On December 15th, I had the opportunity to be apart of a Great Starts with breakfast … Read More

Celebrate Tobacco-Free Spirit Day 2017!

On February 15th, 2017, schools in divisions with 100% comprehensive tobacco policies will celebrate Tobacco-Free Spirit Day. Schools and divisions across Virginia will showcase their commitment to being tobacco-free by hosting fun and informational school-based events for students, staff, and visitors. Schools that participate will receive an “Event-In-A-Box” kit, complete with 24/7 gear and ready-to-use activities. Additionally, schools … Read More

Youth Leadership Team Kicks Off Year

My name is Savannah Shaver and I am a youth activist with Y Street and a 2016-2017 member of the Y Street Leadership Team. As a member of Y Street, I have promoted a healthier Virginia by educating my peers and community members about the dangers of sugary drinks through the Rev Your Bev campaign … Read More

Why Youth Activism Matters

Rev Your Bev Day is important to me because my grandmother now deals with many health issues that can be linked to sugary drinks. I am spending time talking about these health concerns because I would like to make Virginia a healthier state and hope that by informing people of the unhealthy effects of sugary … Read More

Why I Quit Drinking Sugary Drinks

On May 14, 2014, I represented Y Street at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Rocky Mt, Virginia. The students participated in Rev Your Bev Day during their lunch period. Overall, the kids had a very positive attitude. I remember a young girl at the event who was so shocked by the sugar cube display and … Read More

Raise Support for a Ban on Flavored Tobacco

My name is Natalie M., I am a sophomore at James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia, and I have been a member of Y Street – Virginia’s biggest youth-led movement – for almost 2 years. During that time, I have collected public opinion surveys and support cards for the (dis)tasteful campaign with the goal … Read More

New (dis)tasteful Video Shares the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco

Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and blueberry – these words probably bring up a memory of the time when we would dress up in our scariest outfit and go door to door for Halloween in hopes of receiving a sweet treat. Even though sweet memories of stuffing your face with candy may come to mind, these flavors … Read More

Super Hero Rockstars

On Thursday, April 11th, I rode up to Richmond on a train with a really cool Y-Ster named Katelyn. It was just like being in Harry Potter! We were heading to the 2013 Weight of the State conference where Katelyn and I, along with another Y-Ster named Lewis, were doing a presentation about Y Street … Read More