The Youth Advocacy Council Application
2021-2022 cohort application deadline: August 27th
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What is YAC?
Healthy Futures of Texas is a San Antonio based non-partisan non-profit working to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy by providing health education to parents and young people. The Youth Advocacy Council (YAC), a project of Healthy Futures, empowers San Antonio area teens to become leaders of the sexual health movement and policy change by educating, training, and providing a platform for them to use their voice.
Why Advocacy?
To advocate is to support a cause - the Youth Advocacy Council supports sexual health education and access to preventive healthcare for all. Teens are stakeholders in these issues because education and healthcare have a direct effect on teen health and livelihood. Due to this, YAC works to:
- Bring awareness to challenges regarding teen sexual health
- Gain support for medically accurate information and science-based approaches to sex ed
- Increase access to teen-friendly healthcare
- Share information and power with other young people
Eligibility Criteria:
In order to become a council member, one must:
- Be enrolled in high school, GED program, technical school, or homeschool grades 9-12
- Complete the YAC application
- Turn in the parent permission slip
- Complete an in-person interview
- Be willing and able to commit to at least 60% of the general meetings
(meetings are roughly every 2 weeks from August-May totaling 10 meetings per semester)
Name: *
Preferred Pronouns:
Date of Birth: *
Address: *
Street (include apartment number, if applicable)
Address: *
Address: *
Zip code
Email address: *
NOTE* Student emails sometimes block our responses
Phone Number: *
Is texting ok?
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School: *
Grade Level: *
2021-22 school year
Shirt Size: *
Each chosen applicant will get a custom YAC t-shirt
How did you hear about YAC? *
Whom, if anyone, referred you?
Being a council member is a commitment - we meet at least twice per month during the school year. Please carefully consider your other commitments (sports, clubs, jobs, volunteerism, etc) before committing to this program. What are the other activities, if any, that you participate in? *
Please write in list form: Activity --> Months of the Year --> Days of the Week --> Times of the Day
Which weekdays and times are you available for general meetings?
Please check all that apply
Which Saturday time works best for you?
Neither time works for me
What draws you to the sexual health movement? *
In what ways will you grow from being a YAC member? *
What skills, interests, or information do you believe you will contribute to the council? *
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