A collaborative effort between the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and Coordinated School Health, the Youth Health Board serves as a forum for young people to affect the wellbeing of our community through programs, volunteer activities and health-related projects. This youth-driven group provides opportunities for the students to partner with health professionals from KCHD and other community groups to explore and take action on a variety of issues. The members are selected from an applicant pool of high school students who demonstrate strong leadership skills, a commitment to the community and an interest in health-related topics.
Youth Health Board members are responsible for serving a one-year term (August 2014 - April 2015), participating in service activities and attending monthly meetings. Past activities of YHB include:
- Creating a public service announcement focused on the negative effect of bullying;
- Providing feedback to the school nutrition program;
- Working with the Knox County Health Department to develop and host a Healthy S.W.A.G. conference for teens;
- Developing a media campaign for tobacco use and secondhand smoke awareness;
- Hosting health fairs for youth at local elementary schools;
- Conducting volunteer projects at the Boys & Girls Club; and
- Raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Click here to download the application packet. The application deadline has been extended to April 17, 2014.
The following high schools are closed for applications: Farragut, Hardin Valley and Bearden.
For more information, please contact Kathryn Burklund at 865-215-5174 or Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org.