Our Youth Advisory Board
About Our Youth Advisory Board
The Center for Adolescent Health is fortunate to have a talented, insightful, and energized Youth Advisory Board (YAB) to guide our work.
The YAB meets twice monthly to provide feedback on our mission and research.
YAB members run their own exciting projects in the Baltimore community.
For example, YAB members launched the award-winning Granny Project in 2019, which was created as an innovative and fun way to address food insecurity.
Originally designed to be an in-person cooking class, the project went online due to the Covid-19 epidemic. During the online sessions, a local “granny” demonstrates how to cook a meal using ingredients provided by our team. The participants included local families who received ingredients packages to cook at home.
Since developing the program, our amazing partner, CASA, has joined us to provide sessions to hispanic immigrant communities.
Meet Our Youth Advisors
Western High School
"When you let go and be free, happiness and peace will come."
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
"Your Faith should be stronger then your feelings"
"Change a generation, beat the expectations."
"Action is the oxygen to your success."
"Dreams only come true when you capitalize on opportunities."
"Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure."
"You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously."
"True happiness comes from within."
"If you're broke you shouldn’t be busy and if you're busy you shouldn’t be broke."