Hello, my name is Nautica. I am a senior at Granby High School, and I’ve been a part of Y Street for two years. The first thing I did when I became interested in becoming a member was attend a Training Kickoff. It was a nice introduction to what Y Street is about and how to become an activated member. Becoming a member entails completing an online training and training project. The online training teaches us about the campaign issues and goals we seek to accomplish and provides us with the opportunity to practice what we have learned. The training project involved me asking friends and family to fill out support cards for the Rev Your Bev and Share The Air campaigns. After that, I officially became a member and I was able to attend the Welcome Session.
I really liked how interactive the online modules were! The modules were not just paragraphs of information, but rather they included images and diagrams that made the training enjoyable for a visual learner like I am. While completing the modules, I learned that Y Street’s 24/7 VA campaign played a huge role in the passing of the 100% Comprehensive Tobacco-Free and E-Cigarette-Free Schools bill. This achievement made me realize the capability and potential of youth in Virginia.
Now that I am a member of Y Street I am excited to be a small part of a large youth-led movement! This year, I hope to attend events to raise awareness about Share The Air and Rev Your Bev.
Interested in joining? Go NOW to ystreet.org to get trained and join the #YStreetMovement!