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Health Youth Ambassadors2022-11-07T11:26:52-05:00
Health Youth Ambassadors

The Health Youth Ambassadors program is a statewide cohort that engages youth to learn about advocacy and policy, address social determinants of health through policy change, and advocate for themselves and their peers on health-related issues.

Are you a high school student interested in health-related policy and advocacy work?

Applications are currently closed for the 2022-2023 cohort.
Check back soon for information.

  • Cohort began: September 2022

  • February Retreat: February 7th-8th, 2023 in Frankfort, KY

All travel accommodations and meals will be covered by KYA.

School excused absence notices will be provided.

Do you know any students who might be interested?

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One-year cohort will:

  • Meet peers from around the state

  • Attend 2 in-person, overnight retreats in September and February

  • Attend 2 virtual meetings in December and April

  • Participate in youth-led community research to develop policy solutions

  • Participate in advocacy activities during the legislative session and throughout the year

Advocacy activities include

  • Writing blogs

  • Engaging on social media

  • Recording videos

  • Testifying in legislative committee hearings

  • Meeting with legislators

  • Activating your peers

Health Youth Ambassadors in action!

Health Youth Ambassadors is a project supported by:

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Health Youth Ambassadors is a project supported by:

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

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Questions? Please contact Melissa Collins at mcollins@kyyouth.org

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