Youth Health Leadership TSET Partners with Schools and Groups | New
OKLAHOMA CITY – Youth Action for Health Leadership, a new state-wide youth-led initiative, partners with schools and organizations to train and equip teens with leadership skills to solve problems health benefits in their communities, such as preventing smoking and vaping, improving nutrition and increasing physical activity.
The initiative is funded by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.
The YAHL Partner Program accepts applications from high schools and organizations across the state.
Partners can earn incentives for their organization while providing a unique opportunity for teens. As a partner of YAHL, schools and organizations work directly with YAHL staff to recruit and empower young leaders.
Currently, there are more than 18 partner schools and community organizations throughout Oklahoma.
Teens participating in YAHL learn lifelong skills, community service hours, and other incentives while working to improve the health of Oklahomans. YAHL staff visit each school or partner organization to provide hands-on, interactive training for teens that allows counselors to directly lead initiatives in their communities across Oklahoma.
Adolescents can be involved at many levels – from leading events and collecting community surveys, to meeting with their principal, school board and other key decision makers to building and supporting healthier communities.
YAHL offers in-depth training for young people, ongoing support for partners and all the materials needed for activities.
Potential partners, teens and educators can learn more about YAHL and apply to become a partner at YAHLOK.org. YAHL is part of the TSET Healthy Youth Initiative.