Monday, March 19, 2018

Youth Partnership for Health seeking teenage consultants

The Youth Partnership for Health is seeking Colorado young people ages 13-19 with diverse life and/or geographic experiences to participate as consultants on a statewide advisory council.  This council is open to everyone, including those who answer yes to these questions:    
  • Are you interested in standing up for the health and well-being of ALL young people in Colorado? 
  • Do you want to learn how to effectively get your voice heard? 
  • Are you a teen parent? 
  • Do you live far away from Denver? 
  • Have you had experiences with substance use, diversion or detention? 
  • Have you lived in group homes or foster care? 
  • Do you have any special health concerns? 
  • Do you identify as LGBTQ? APPLY
  • Have you and/or your peers ever experienced oppression or marginalization?  

Youth consultants provide feedback and recommendations to state and community partners working to positively impacting the lives of Colorado young people. Participation in this council will provide opportunities for you to develop leadership skills, increase your knowledge of various health topics and engage in meaningful ways to have your unique voices heard. 

Membership Facts
  • You get to be the expert!
  • Your opinions and ideas count
  • Consultants are paid $10/hour + reimbursement for transportation to meetings
  • The council meets one Saturday per month for 4 hours (usually in Denver)
  • Opportunities to meet other youth from around the state
  • Creative ways to learn about youth health and the factors that can affect it
If you or some you know is interested, please fill out the online application (There is only one question and you get to answer it in any creative way you see fit!)

Contact Lorin Scott-Okerblom with questions.

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