Youth Voice: Empowering Positive Change
A decade ago, youth as change-agents for healthy schools was a novel concept — the idea that students can and should play a lead role in demanding, creating and participating in solutions that affect their health and well-being in their school communities. But today, empowered youth are a driving force in many education and public health initiatives. When it comes to creating healthier schools, the need exists for more and better opportunities for empowering youth. Indeed, students may be their own best innovators and advocates.