Youth Advocacy Day is an annual event sponsored by EverThrive IL and the Illinois School-Based Health Alliance that allows youth from across the state to meet with their legislators and advocate for improving adolescent health.
Every spring, participating schools bring students to Springfield to learn about state policy and advocate on behalf of their School Health Centers (SHCs). This unique event is an important civic engagement opportunity for students that may not normally be engaged in the political process. It also is a time where students can join other youth in sharing why their health is meaningful to them and the important role SHCs play in maintaining their health.
Youth Advocacy Day 2018 Webinar
This webinar gives an overview of the 2018 Youth Advocacy Day and how school health center staff can prepare.