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Passing the Torch

Ya’at’teeh shikeh doo shidine’e. Hello, my friends and family. My name is Samantha L. and I am a recent graduate from Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, NM. I have been an activist in Evolvement throughout all four years of high school and had the opportunity to serve on the Evolvement New Mexico Leadership Team for … Read More

A Terrific Year with Y Street

Hello everyone, my name is Josh S. and I’m a junior at King George High School in Virginia. For the past two years I have been a part of Y Street to help my school become a better and healthier part of my community. Y Street has given me tremendous opportunity to connect with my … Read More

A Rev Your Bev Day Reflection

My name is Mariel, and I am an 11th-grade Y-Ster at Powhatan High School in Virginia. Recently at our school we celebrated Rev Your Bev Day! This year, Rev Your Bev Day’s goal was to promote drinking water in new and exciting ways. At our school, many of the students had a lot of fun sampling … Read More

Youth Advocate for No Minor Sale at the Fiery Foods Fest

Hello! My name is Lea and I am a sophomore from V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, NM. I have been involved with Evolvement since freshman year. As an Evolvement advocate, I have been educated on the harmful effects of tobacco, and have had the opportunity to go out in my community to … Read More

My Story: Why I Support Healthier Air For All

Hi, my name is Brela and I go to Dodson High School in Louisiana. I’m in 10th grade, and I’ve been a Next Era member this whole school year. As a Next Era activist for Healthier Air For All, I have led some events and have also received extra training to conduct presentations with community … Read More

Kicking Butts Through the 24/7 Campaign

Hello, my name is A’Leaya and I am a sophomore at Tucumcari High School. I am a member of Evolvement and have participated in several events in my school and community. On March 21, I participated in Kick Butts Day, a national day of action, by hosting a 24/7 campaign event. It felt great being … Read More

Carnations for a Cause

Hi! My name is Alex B. and I am a junior at Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, VA. I’ve been an activist for Y Street for two years now and it has been amazing. It’s been inspiring to watch as students speak up about improvements they want in their school and how Y Street helps … Read More

TFSD: Spreading Love and Awareness

Hi, my name is Nazifa and I am a junior at JR Tucker High School in Henrico, Virginia. This is my first year in Y Street and it has been a fun learning experience. I have gained experience communicating with people and answering questions from all different types of people. I have learned that our … Read More

10 Evolvers and 20 Legislators Make a Healthier New Mexico

My name is Abigail and I am a junior at Los Lunas High School in Los Lunas, NM. This is my first year in Evolvement and I have already had some incredible opportunities to engage peers in my school and members of the community by conducting events and legislator meetings.   On January 31, 2018, … Read More

A YSLT Reflection: Healthy Youth Day

Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I am a senior at Cosby High School in Virginia. I joined Y Street during my sophomore year and it has made a huge contribution to my development, especially when I became a Y Street Leadership Team Member from my junior year on.   I initially joined this highly … Read More