Guiding youth to lead healthy and safe lives.

Goodbye and Good Luck to Youth Advisory Council Member Hannah!

Hannah smiling and looking at cameraHannah graciously served on LifeSmart Youth’s Youth Advisory Council this past school year and is now moving on to pursue a degree in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. Hannah was such a joy to work with and will truly be missed! We know her future is bright and that we are in good hands with this smart, talented, and committed young lady contributing to our community.

Before we said our goodbyes, we asked Hannah a few questions, including her advice for other youth that may be working their way through middle or high school:

As a recent high school graduate, what advice would you give incoming freshmen?

Don’t be afraid to make friends, to try new things, or to be a risk-taker, because you may end up regretting it later.

What would you tell your 7th grade self if you could travel back in time knowing what you do now?

Do your best! On homework, in class, at home, but make sure you put 100% into everything you do!

What are your plans for the future? College, future career?

I’m going to attend a university in Indiana and will major in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology to hopefully go on to work as a scientist or lab researcher to help those in my community to stay healthy and live long, happy lives.

What did you like about being part of the Youth Advisory Council?

I liked working with the people there and getting to know the organization’s goals and values. They work relentlessly to provide for the youth in their communities. It is so important to be involved in your own community and to know the importance of being kind to those around you.

Do you know a young person, in grades 7 through 12, who enjoys creative problem solving? Who is passionate about having their voice heard? Who has bold, new ideas?

LifeSmart Youth’s Youth Advisory Council is all about hearing from the experts themselves—the students—on what matters for youth when it comes to leading healthy and safe lives. By providing feedback on our healthy relationships and reproductive health programs, our Youth Advisory Council members help us stay relevant and engaging in the classroom. Meetings are currently being held online every two weeks. If you know a young person who may be interested in participating, reach out to Adolescent Health Educator and Youth Council Coordinator, Lara Latouf, at to learn more.

Help us guide Indiana youth to lead healthy and safe lives.