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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

Drink Up!

Hi! My name is Lydia and I am a freshman at Hopewell High School.  This is my first year being a part of Y Street.  The Rev Your Bev campaign is important to me because it helps others get to know the importance of water, which has helped me.  Water carries minerals and nutrients throughout […]

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Stand Up to Create Tobacco-Free & Vapor-Free Outdoor Spaces

Hello, my name is Phylisha! I am a freshman at Hopewell High School.  I joined Y Street this school year.  Share The Air is one of Y Street’s campaigns aimed to create 100% tobacco-free and vapor-free outdoor public spaces across Virginia. Share The Air is important to me because as a person who has asthma, […]

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Steps Towards a More Positive Future

Hello! My name is Aliyah and I am currently a sophomore at Granby High School in Norfolk. This is my very first year joining Y Street! So far, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many opportunities to promote our campaigns Share The Air and Rev Your Bev. Participating in campaign activities has provided me […]

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