Tag: Youth Perspective

Y-Sters at King George Close Out a Great Year

Hello everyone, my name is Josh S. and I’m a junior at King George High School. For the past two years I have been a part of Y Street to help my school become a better and healthier part of my community. Y Street has given me tremendous opportunity to connect with my fellow students … Read More

A Rev Your Bev Day Reflection

My name is Mariel, and I am an 11th-grade Y-Ster at Powhatan High School. Recently at our school we celebrated Rev Your Bev Day! This year, Rev Your Bev Day’s goal was to promote drinking water in new and exciting ways. At our school, many of the students had a lot of fun sampling the different … Read More

Carnations for a Cause

Hi! My name is Alex B. and I am a junior at Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, VA. I’ve been an activist for Y Street for two years now and it has been amazing. It’s been inspiring to watch as students speak up about improvements they want in their school and how Y Street helps … Read More

TFSD: Spreading Love and Awareness

Hi, my name is Nazifa and I am a junior at JR Tucker High School in Henrico, Virginia. This is my first year in Y Street and it has been a fun learning experience. I have gained experience communicating with people and answering questions from all different types of people. I have learned that our … Read More

A YSLT Reflection: Healthy Youth Day

Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I am a senior at Cosby High School. I joined Y Street during my sophomore year and it has made a huge contribution to my development, especially when I became a Y Street Leadership Team Member from my junior year on.   I initially joined this highly impactful, youth-led … Read More

Celebrating Tobacco-Free School Divisions

I’m Belle and I’m a senior at Central High School in Woodstock, VA. This is my second year in Y Street and my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team. My favorite campaign is the 24/7 campaign because of how much it can change schools all around Virginia. The main issue that the 24/7 … Read More

Have a Great Start with Breakfast!

My name is Miazha and I am a junior at Riverbend High School. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Y Street Leadership Team for my first time this year. It’s very exciting to take on more tasks for Y Street and be exposed to important people who help make real … Read More

YSLT Kick Off Summit Recap

My name is Dakota Kahley and I am a senior at Stafford High School. I have been in Y Street for 4 years and this will be my 3rd year on the Y Street Leadership Team. Every summer, as leadership team members, we are invited to attend the YSLT Kick Off Summit. At the Summit, … 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

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