What is the Teen Advisory Council?
In high schools throughout the U.S., teens and their peers share information they come across from various sources, whether truthful or false. As a result, UNITY is constantly seeking advice from teens to help us succeed in our mission to improve teen health through proper education regarding vaccination.
Participants take part in group phone conversations (virtual meetings) every 2 – 3 months over a committed one-year period to help UNITY create effective programs and messaging about health information to teens across the U.S.
When so many health decisions are influenced by peers and information they share, it is important that everyone has access to the best sources of knowledge. Together, through meaningful discussion and collaborative efforts, we aim to:
Fully understand teens’ questions, concerns, and challenges
We want to understand how today's teens think and how they interaction with their families and peers.
Craft clear, understandable, and relatable messaging
We know that not everyone speaks the same language, but finding common ground is key.
Create effective communication materials and programs
Delivery is important, and having input from teens who are directly impacted is key to acceptance.
Identify the best methods and channels for sharing
In collaborating with like-minded teens, we learn the best ways to communicate with other teens.
Ensure a healthy generation of educated Teens and Young Adults
With the right tools, materials, and support network, you can push your generation forward with knowledge.
What are the Requirements to Participate?
UNITY encourages teens that may be interested in STEM, health, education, or communication to apply. To achieve the best results, UNITY requires that all participants:
- Are currently enrolled in High School
- Are between the ages of 14-19
- Are willing to share their opinions
How Can I Participate?
***Our Teen Advisory Board is now full for the 2019-2020 school year. Many thanks to all those that applied. Check back periodically for additional opportunities to get involved.***