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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

WHY I SUPPORT TOBACCO-FREE & VAPOR-FREE OUTDOOR SPACES

Hello!  My name is Max and I am a sophomore at Charlottesville High School.  This is my first year in Y Street.  I feel it is important to talk about how tobacco products are the most littered item nationwide. Did you know that 40% of all littered items are tobacco products?[1]  That is a statistic […]

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LEADER AT MY SCHOOL

Hi! My name is Savanna and I am a junior at Hopewell High School.  This is my second year in Y Street and my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team (YSLT).  Being a leader in school is a very crucial thing as it sets you up for success in high school and beyond.  […]

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Tobacco-Free & Vapor-Free Outdoor Environments Creates Healthier Communities

Hi, my name is Ella and I am a sophomore at Charlottesville High School.  This is my first year in Y Street!  Share The Air is an extremely important campaign to me.  There are so many facts about smoking that had not really come to my attention before joining Y Street.  For example, did you […]

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