YAB members provide valuable perspectives on the dangers to tobacco/nicotine and address other health concerns to a variety of stakeholders and commit to making impactful changes within their own schools and communities.
YAB members serve as thought-leaders to the Louisiana Tobacco-Free Louisiana Coalition, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, and external stakeholders by, offering valuable perspectives on childhood tobacco/vaping/nicotine and health issues that professionals in the public health and education fields, American consumers, elected officials, the media and other youth want to hear from young people.
YAB members build on their prior local successes, connecting and sharing experiences with one another, contributing solutions they’ve implemented for others to learn from, and gaining new ideas to continue to make a difference—locally, regionally, and statewide.
Note: You do not have to a current member of Next Era to be a part of The Louisiana Tobacco and Health Youth Advisory Board (YAB), but past group experience is required.
The Louisiana Tobacco and Health Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a youth-led advisory group focused on childhood tobacco/vaping and health issues. The youth leaders provide valuable perspectives on the dangers to tobacco, nicotine, and address other health concerns to a variety of stakeholders and commit to making impactful changes within their own schools and communities.
Applicants will be asked to submit an application, permission slip (signed by applicant and a parent or guardian).
Each year, we have several openings on the Board from members who have served their term limit, graduated from high school or decide to pursue other opportunities.