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Your experiences — whether good or bad — are treasured because they are yours. In some cases, you earned your stories by overcoming pain and making it through difficult circumstances. This is why you need to protect them. Strategic sharing means determining in advance what information... Read more »
Earlier this summer, individuals, communities and organizations celebrated diversity in our gender and sexual identities during LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Pride Month. But, have you ever wondered what LGBT and being an “ally” mean? Knowing some key terms and concepts, like... Read more »

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My internship with the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has  been incredible so far. I honestly expected that a fair portion of my  internship would involve fetching coffee, making copies, and answering phones. But  I have been pleasantly surprised, as I am working on projects that are  ... Read more »

Nine months ago, I was a Harvard sophomore who was searching for a summer internship, preferably one in my area of interest, public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was an obvious option for me. Not only is it one of the leading players in the field of public health... Read more »

If two years ago you told me that I was going to be the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) National Youth Leader at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), I wouldn’t have believed it. 

Hello, I’m from North Hollywood, CA and I’m interning at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the Office of Human Services Policy. I will begin my senior year this fall at Bucknell University and I... Read more »

My name is Colleen, and I am from Seattle, Washington. This past year, I began my undergraduate degree at the College of William & Mary. Before my freshman year of college even began, I knew I wanted to be working the summer after it ended. I did not want to continue working at a pet supply... Read more »

Picture this: You come to school one day, ready to learn, but because you’re gay, you’re told to leave the classroom. This is what happened to Josh, an openly gay student. Josh’s health teacher didn’t include him in a lesson because... Read more »

Mental health and substance use challenges can have a negative effect on youth and young adults at school and in their personal lives. Unfortunately, many youth do not get the help they need. ... Read more »

When I was a little younger, with no money and no transportation, my friends and I thought there was very little to do during summer time. We would do the normal things like hang out at the mall, play games on the Internet, and play basketball at a private court we would get... Read more »

Meaningful youth engagement and strong youth-adult partnerships benefit youth, adults, organizations, and communities alike; however, we are still learning how to do these things well.

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