Through the Empowered Youth Leaders program, youth will have opportunities to participate in challenging and interesting learning experiences, engage in leadership opportunities, and build on social skills, all while improving the health of their own community.
Youth, ages 14-17 will be working in their own communities to develop and implement a health improvement project focusing on tobacco use prevention and creating healthier communities throughout the 2023-2024 school year.
The youth and youth leaders will be meeting once a week virtually using zoom. There will also be meetings in person periodically throughout the year. The day and time for meetings will be determined based on the group’s availability.
In order to participate, all youth must:
Be 14-17 years old at the start of the program
Complete the online application
Go through a virtual interview through Zoom
Be available to meet once a week after school
Benefits for participating:
Gain work and real-life experience for your resume
Work with and meet new people
Improve your community
Become a voice in your community
Youth can receive incentives for their participation