Health Ambassador Program-Youth

Health Ambassador Program-Youth

Health Ambassador Program-Youth (HAP-Y) is a new program established by StarVista in partnership with Pyramid Alternatives. HAP-Y seeks to train youth ages 16-24 to become Health Ambassadors. The trainings cover the common challenges in mental wellness, learning the signs and risks of suicide, suicide prevention and how to access mental health services. Trained Health Ambassadors will become community agents who will help raise awareness, and help increase access to behavioral health services; through information sharing and/or providing referrals when appropriate. In addition, health ambassadors have the opportunity to represent HAP-Y in community events such as health fairs, outreach events, and trainings.

Participants can receive community service hours, or internship hours in collaboration with their academic institutions. In addition, a completion bonus of $700 will be distributed to those who participate in the program.

The program accepts applications on ongoing basis. For more information and an application, contact:
Brenda Nunez, Program Coordinator at hapy@star-vista.org