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Y Street ❘ Promoting a Healthy Virginia
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PROMOTING A
HEALTHY VIRGINIA

Y Street is the Virginia Foundation For Healthy Youth’s award-winning volunteer initiative for high school students. Since 2004, more than 9,000 Y-Sters have developed skills to engage their communities and drive positive change. Through our obesity, tobacco, and e-cigarette use prevention efforts, we’re working to make Virginia healthier for us all.

THE Y STREET IMPACT

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MEET THE Y STREET
LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Y Street Leadership Team are motivated youth who emerge as leaders among their Y Street peers. They participate in high-level community engagement opportunities with local decision makers that lead to positive change in their schools and communities.

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GET INVOLVED

Each year we partner with high school clubs across the state to promote healthier lifestyles. Any student at a participating school is welcome to join and can earn volunteer hours, leadership experience, rewards, and up to $2,000 for your high school club.

CURRENT EFFORTS

The Share The Air campaign is committed to creating 100% tobacco-free and vape-free outdoor public spaces so that Virginians have access to clean and healthy spaces to be active, relax, and enjoy the outdoors.

Rev Your Bev is a statewide campaign to improve the health of all Virginians by encouraging them to drink more water.

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YOUTH PERSPECTIVES

Youth Having A “Seat At The Table”

Hello, Everyone!  My name is Cheyenne and I am currently a junior at Central High School.  This is my third year in Y Street and my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team!  I had the fantastic opportunity to participate in the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s Empower Series. This opportunity was truly a […]

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Building School Community Support

Hi! My name is Felecia and I am a junior at Greensville County High School in Emporia, VA.  I have been a member of Y Street for two years and this is my first year as a Y Street Leadership Team (YSLT) member.  Although I have only been a part of the leadership team for […]

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The Road to Empowerment

Hey!  My name is Yvonne, and I am a rising senior at Granby High School.  I have been a part of Y Street for two years and the Y Street Leadership Team for a year!  During the months of January and February, I had a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the Virginia Foundation […]

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