YES! Youth Select Advocacy Focus

Action Now!the newest project of Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!), has selected its advocacy focus: to create community change by advocating for school-based health centers in Wake County. With grant support from the John Rex Endowment, the Action Now! team of youth and adult staff, have been trained in community advocacy.  The team went through an extensive process to decide which issue was most important to them.  They began by reviewing the list of adolescent health recommendations drafted by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force.  After months of debate and research, the Action Now! team concluded that their advocacy effort will focus on the need for school-based health centers.