Students Train to Be Leaders on Vacation Day

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On November 11th, Veterans Day, approximately eighty middle school students dedicated their day off from school to a leadership training workshop to become Certified Youth Advocates in either Healthy Food, School-Based Health Care, Anti-Bullying, or Healthy Streets and Active Transportation.

Members of The Children’s Aid Society Youth Council and Cooking and Environmental Clubs attended the training at I.S. 166 Roberto Clemente School, Children’s Aid Society Community School in the Bronx. The workshop was presented by Children’s Aid, Transportation Alternatives and the New York State Coalition for School-Based Health Centers, The newly certified youth advocates will be able to use the certification to participate in advocacy days in Albany, public hearings, official meetings and other advocacy efforts in New York City and State. These passionate, articulate youth are determined to make their voices heard.