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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

Sheyla’s Top 5 Tips For Staying Hydrated

Hey everyone! My name is Sheyla and I’m a sophomore at Powhatan High School. This is my second year in Y Street and my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team. Y Street has had many successful campaigns that I’m proud to have been involved in. My favorite campaign is Rev Your Bev! Rev […]

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Benefits of Tobacco-Free & Vapor-Free Outdoor Environments for Our Pets

Hi! My name is Jordyn and I am a senior at Caroline High School. I have been in Y Street for two years and this is my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team! Enjoying the great outdoors is one of my favorite activities and it can be rewarding for both people and our […]

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A Passion for Change

Hello everyone! My name is Sydney and I am a rising senior at Potomac Senior High School. This is my third year in Y Street and my first year on the Y Street Leadership Team. I came into Y Street scared to use my voice, but I grew as a leader the more I got […]

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