myHealth Youth Advisory Board Mission
The Youth Advisory Board at myHealth for Teens and Young Adults is the bridge between myHealth and the community it serves. Through peer education and community outreach, YAB advocates for the needs of youth and provides a critical youth perspective to myHealth as an organization.
The myHealth Youth Advisory Board is made up of a diverse group of young people ages 15-18 who represent myHealth in their schools and communities and are interested in leadership opportunities within teen health. We believe strongly in youth development and empowerment, and we think this is a great opportunity for young people to be leaders. Some activities that YAB members participate in include: being trained to provide peer education, providing vital input and feedback on the programs and clinic at myHealth, investigating community needs, promoting awareness of myHealth in the community, and planning and implementing special projects. Check us out on Instagram @myhealthyabb for examples of what we do!
Apply to be on YAB:
Applications for the 2022-2023 are now closed. Please check back in early spring of 2023 for the 2023-2024 application cycle. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Youth Programs Coordinator, Emily McDowell: [email protected].
Meet the 2021-2022 myHealth Youth Advisory Board
I go to Edina High School, and am a junior. I play badminton, volunteer in my community, and do a bit of theater. During summers I work with the City of Edina at their playground programs, where I help run activities for campers. I’m so excited to be able to reach out to the community and make a difference this year.