Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

The YAC ensures that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative and U Choose Campaign has a youth voice.

What is the YAC?

The YAC (Youth Advisory Council) is a group of Baltimore City teens working to ensure that the U Choose Campaign has youth voice and leadership.

What will I gain as a YAC member?

  • Provide guidance and feedback to the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (part of the Baltimore City Health Department, within the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and the Bureau of HIV/STDs)

  • Engage in leadership and skill building activities

  • Become a peer health advocate around reproductive health and STIs

  • Mobilize other young people to raise awareness of the U Choose campaign in neighborhoods with the highest rates of teen pregnancy and STIs

What do YAC members do?

  • Meet bi-monthly

  • Learn about different health topics affecting teens

  • Provide feedback on campaign messages

  • Plan and conduct outreach activities for youth in the city

  • Develop educational projects and outreach activities

Are you interested in becoming a youth advisor?

Do you fit these criteria?

  • Between 14-20 years old

  • Live in Baltimore City

  • Able to commit to regular participation

  • If under 18, have appropriate parental consent

  • Interested in helping other youth be empowered about their future

If so, contact Cassandra Shaw at

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CONTACT US was developed by the Baltimore City Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative with additional information provided by the Association of Reproductive Health ProfessionalsBedsiderThe National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and Planned Parenthood. All birth control photography is property of and used with permission.

Know What U Want is a project of the Baltimore City Health Department and The Family League of Baltimore with the support of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, The Maryland Institute College of Art, New Lens, The Abell Foundation, The Straus Foundation, The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation and The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.