Youth Health Educators

Since 2005, YES! has trained more than 125 Chicago High School students as peer health educators. These exceptional students are trained in teaching curricula in nutrition and fitness, violence prevention, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infection prevention in their schools. In addition, the Youth Health Educators take part in YES! annual events and in an intensive summer health advocacy training program.


 Get To Know Our Youth Health Educators! 



Brianna Medina

A Freshman at Josephinum Academy joined the YES! crew in the Fall of 2015. She is specifically interested in educating her peers about Nutrition and Fitness. Her career interests are nursing and health. A fun fact about her is that she loves to travel.





Ronia Matthews

A Freshman at Josephinum Academy joined the YES! team after taking a Health class with us. She is eager to gain more knowledge on Dating Violence, so that she can spread those skills. Her career interest is Cosmetology. A fun fact about Ro is that she loves an occasional cookie with M&M's.



2015-12-20_13.06.05.jpg Maria Soto

A Freshman at Josephinum Academy she joined the YES! crew early this school semester. She looks forward to gaining more knowledge about the 3 subjects YES! teaches. Her career interests are both Law and Psychology. A fun fact about Maria is she works as a catechist at St. Mark's church in her neighborhood.


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