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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

Join the Y Street Team

Hello! I am Ryan, a senior at JR Tucker High School in Henrico. I have been a member of Y Street for one year now, and I am excited to further my involvement and commitment as a member of the leadership team! For me, Y Street is not just a movement but a community, constantly […]

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The Importance of Obesity Prevention

Hey! My name is Riya and I am a senior at Fauquier High School in Warrenton. This is my second year in Y Street and my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team. Fast food has consumed our lives as being an easy and affordable way to eat. It can be found almost everywhere […]

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Stay Healthy, Virginia!

Hey! My name is Ruth and I’m currently a junior at Giles High School. I have been a part of Y Street for two years and have been on the Y Street Leadership Team (YSLT) for one year. Right now, we are all experiencing something we’ve never seen before. These are uncharted waters. Despite being […]

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