Empowered Youth Leaders

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 2021-2022 school year.

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We're accepting applications throughout the year!

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the youth and youth leaders will meet once a week virtually (using Zoom) until it is safe to meet as a group in person. If you do not have access to a device for using Zoom or internet, please let the program leaders know, we can loan you a device!

The day and time for meetings, will be determined based on the group’s availability.

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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
  • Earn a financial stipend

To apply to the program click here. We're now accepting applications!

For questions or more information, contact: Vanessa Eugenio at 602-550-9429 or Vanessa.Eugenio@maricopa.gov.