Youth Leadership

Wellness Centers aren’t just for students in need – they’re also places where students can give back.

Our Youth Outreach Program trains more than 100 students each year in health promotion. Under the guidance of adult mentors, student leaders called Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs) develop peer health education workshops and school-wide health promotion events that reach thousands of students annually. Trained to educate their peers, YOWs develop their own classroom presentations and school-wide events focused on topics such as healthy relationships, stress reduction, LGBTQ sensitivity, sexual health and the negative impact of substance abuses. As ambassadors of the Wellness Programs, YOWs help ensure that all segments of the school population are aware of the services available through our Wellness Centers.