Youth Voice Matters
LifeSmart Youth’s Youth Advisory Council is all about hearing from the experts themselves on what matters to youth when it comes to leading healthy and safe lives. The Council, comprised of students from multiple schools and grade levels, meets virtually once a month to connect and work with each other on different tasks. The purpose of the Youth Advisory Council is to incorporate youth voice into the program activities and content that Educators use in classrooms. Additionally, the Council works together on projects to help our communities.
The Council is open to new members who are interested in health education programming and giving back their communities. Students from anywhere in Indiana in grades 7 through 12 are welcome to join. Members can expect to build skills in communication, community engagement, critical thinking, and networking. Also, incentives are given for their time and contributions. If interested, contact the Youth Advisory Council Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Council Highlights
In 2020, the Youth Advisory Council held a series of interviews with peers and trusted adults to talk about Teen Dating Violence. Here in Indiana, we have one of the highest rates of teen dating violence in the country. Our Youth Advisory Council knows it’s time we start talking about it.
Our #KeepTalking Series features six videos compiled from these interviews which highlight key information to encourage conversations and increase our knowledge and awareness about healthy, unhealthy, and abusive teen relationships.