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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 10,000 youth members 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

Hopewell Learning About Water

Hello Everyone. My name is Aliyana, and I am a Y Street member who attends Hopewell High School, Class of 2025. This is my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team. My first big event, the Rev Your Bev Celebration, was a great first opportunity as a member. The Celebration was a fun and […]

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The Enjoyments of Rev Your Bev

Hello, my name is Samera and I attend Brunswick High School in Lawrenceville. This is my first year in Y Street, and so far it’s been a blast. We recently held a Rev Your Bev Event at our school to celebrate the campaign and I enjoyed it. The Rev Your Bev campaign encourages everyone to […]

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Water: The Healthy Choice

Hi! My name is Anya and I’m a junior at Tabb High School. I have been a member of Y Street for one year. This year I am focusing on the Rev Your Bev campaign which is all about promoting water as the #1 beverage of choice. Frequent consumption of sugary beverages can lead to […]

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