Y Street is the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s award-winning volunteer initiative for high school students. Since 2004, more than 8,500 Virginia teens have been trained to promote healthy, tobacco-free lifestyles.
Each year, Y Street partners with high school clubs across Virginia. Once a club is accepted into the Y Street Partner Program, Y Street recruits and trains students to work on Y Street’s campaigns promoting a healthier Virginia. The program is open to all students at that school. By participating in the Y Street program, your club or school can earn up to $2,000. Learn more below.
Y Street partner schools receive up to $2,000 for their club or school while simultaneously tackling important issues related to tobacco, nutrition, and obesity prevention. As a Y Street partner school, you:
After the training, youth can become members of Y Street and work on campaign activities throughout the year. By participating in Y Street, youth at your school will:
Y Street covers all costs associated with the Y Street training, events, and projects. Y Street partner schools are NOT expected to utilize any portion of their grant award towards any Y Street program efforts.
Being part of Y Street means that you are an activist fighting for Virginia’s future by promoting healthy lifestyles…and having fun while doing it. We do this by: