Hi there! My name is Victoria and I am a junior at Granby High School. I have been a part of Y Street for two years now and on the Leadership Team for one year. Today I’m here to share why Y Street is important to me and why I love being a part of this impactful, inspiring group of individuals.
Here at Y Street, we care about the health of Virginia youth. Through our two campaigns, Rev Your Bev and Share The Air, we are working to reach our goal of creating healthy change in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Rev Your Bev campaign aims to increase the promotion of and access to water in Virginia schools. The Share The Air campaign is working to make outdoor recreational areas tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free.
Our campaigns here at Y Street are important to me because the health and well-being of my peers and community is something that I place great importance upon. Through these campaigns, our voices as a youth-led organization are helping to improve the overall health of Virginia youth. From my efforts, such as being on the Leadership Team and representing my school or speaking with key decision-makers, I hope to be a part of that change in educating others on these important issues.
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