Hello, Everyone! My name is Tanaeya and I am a senior at Hopewell High School. I have been in Y Street for three years, and on the Y Street Leadership Team (YSLT) for two years.
At the YSLT Mid-Year Summit that was held in January, I was able to do something I never expected to do: train other youth leaders. Since this is my second year on the YSLT, my job was to inform everyone about the Rev Your Bev campaign. I was excited to do this because I have personally been involved in past Rev Your Bev activities and this is my favorite campaign! I was able to teach my peers about the importance of increasing water access in their schools and educating school administrators about the campaign’s policy. I was very excited to see such great participation and positivity and amazed by the feedback everyone shared.
My favorite part of all was the Networking Session. It was very interactive and engaging! I felt that I was able to actually get to know everyone. It was awesome to be able to give new leadership team members advice about future Y Street events, encouraging them to participate as much as they want.
My goals for Y Street this year are to be more active than I was last year, bond more with fellow members, and do more key decision-maker (KDM) and legislator meetings. The KDM and legislator meetings I have participated in so far were great, and I would love to gain more experience. Last year, unfortunately, I was very busy and I didn’t get to participate as much as I wanted to. Since this is my senior year, I have to make the best of the last.
It’s not too late to join! Go NOW to ystreet.org to get trained and join the #YStreetMovement.