Help myHealth ensure that we’re in touch with youth and doing an awesome job of serving them and meeting their needs by joining the Youth Advisory Board (YAB).
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 teen health and leadership opportunities.
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, investigating community needs, promoting awareness of myHealth in the community, and planning and implementing special projects.
YAB members give vital input and feedback on the programs and clinic at myHealth, are trained to provide education to classmates, friends and peers, represent myHealth at community events, help raise awareness and funds for myHealth and volunteer within the local community.
Applications to be on the Youth Advisory Board generally open in early spring and close by April/May. Please check back in late February/early March!
If you have any questions, please reach out to our health educator, Emily McDowell:
[email protected]

Meet the 2021-2022 myHealth Youth Advisory Board

Ava

Executive Chair

Hi! I'm Ava (she/her). I am the 2021-2022 Executive Chair, and this is my 3rd year on YAB. I am a senior at Minnetonka High School. Aside from YAB, I am also involved in DECA, Minnetonka Research, and Breezes. This year I hope we can continue to foster an inclusive environment while giving back to the community!

Ada

Social Chair

Hi there! I’m Ada (she/they). This is my second year on YAB, and I’m the social chair.
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.

Ellie

Communications Chair

Hi! I’m Ellie (she/her). This is my second year on yab and I am the Communications Chair. When not at myHealth, you can find me outside, in my hammock with my dog, or doing logic puzzles. I am a junior at Hopkins High School. I can’t wait to foster a new community both within YAB and the city at large!

Paige

Co-Education Chair

Hi! I’m Paige (she/her) and I’m currently a junior at Hopkins. This is my second year at YAB and I’m so excited to be working with everyone again. Outside of YAB, I swim a lot on my high school and club teams and tutor internationally through video calls. This year I hope to spread awareness in the community and work with others to help make a difference!

Ahan

Co-Education Chair

Hi! My name is Ahan and I use he/any pronouns! This is my 2nd year at YAB, and I'm going to be a sophomore at Blake. I'm in the student diversity leadership group, and I love to code, sing, and write! This year I hope to participate and be able to make a real difference for an issue we decide on!

Srijani

Member

Hello! My name is Srijani (she/her) and I'm a first time Youth Advisory Board member. I'm going to be a junior this fall at Eden Prairie High School. In school, I am a captain of the debate team, a member of the speech and science olympiad teams, and an active participant in NHS. I volunteer at a hospital, play the violin, and work part-time at Scheels outside of school. I aspire to go to medical school and eventually become an OBGYN! Throughout the year I hope to educate and inspire the youth in the area!

Ally

Member

Hi! My name is Ally (she/her) and this is my first year with YAB! I am going to be a junior at Hopkins High School this year. At school I do mountain biking, nordic, and track, as well as a few different activism clubs. Outside of school I work at a bike shop and like to read and bake. I am really looking forward to working with people in my community!

Ashlee

Member

Hi! My name is Ashlee (she/they) I am a junior at Edina High School. Outside of school I participate in various clubs and extracurriculars including Girls United, debate, and Edina Mosaic, a club promoting discussions around topics of equality in our community. I enjoy learning new things and spending time with friends! This is my second year on YAB and I am so excited to be in person this year and experience YAB in a new environment!

Anna

Member

Hi! My name is Anna (she/her) and I am super excited to be a member of YAB! I am going to be a senior at Minnetonka High School and this is my first year on YAB. Other things I am a part of are the cross country running team, global cultures club, and I am on the board of Medical Exploration club. I also work at a southern style restaurant near my house. This year I am super excited to help with the events and support the youth in the area!

Clare

Member

Hi! My name is Clare (she/her) and I’m a member of the 2021-2022 myHealth Youth Advisory Board. I’m going into my senior year at Minnetonka High School this fall. Inside of school, I am a student ambassador, a leader of the Healthcare Advocacy club, and an active member of various clubs. Outside of school, I tutor, work, and enjoy spending my free time reading and journaling. This year I am looking forward to contributing to the work myHealth does to support the community and sharing myHealth with my peers!

Jessie

Member

Hi! My name is Jessie (she/her) and this will be my second year on YAB. I’m going into junior year at Edina High School. Outside of YAB I run cross country and track. I am also a part of my school's mentorship program. This year I am excited to meet new people and experience YAB in person!

Jackson

Member

Hi! I am Jackson and I am a senior at Blake High School. This will be my third year as a member of the Youth Advisory Board. I love cats, drawing, and working at a gardening store during the spring. I am excited to continue working with MyHealth and the wonderful group of people involved in YAB this year.

Corinne

Member

Hello! My name is Corinne and I am an upcoming senior at Minnetonka High School and this is my first year with YAB. Some things I do at school and in my free time are, year round volleyball, various volunteer positions, and I’m on the yearbook editorial staff. I love working with others to make people feel seen and supported and I hope we can do a ton of that this year.