Youth Voices

The cornerstone of youth voices is to create leadership opportunities for all young people.

The Youth Voices Story ...

We have been running SALSA Youth Voices since 2016. When the pandemic threw a curveball in 2020, we had to think differently about reaching young people. In 2021, we decided to use the Youth Voices framework and run the Youth Voices COVID-19 Video Competition. In 2022, we ran the Youth Voices Unpacking Vaping poster competition. We will host the Youth Voices competition annually regarding student responses to emerging public health issues.

Reasons why the way the program is run is so beneficial

Youth Voices is one of the most effective ways to reach young people. It is about considering their perspectives, ideas, experiences, knowledge, and actions.  This is particularly important among voices that are often not heard. Students are given opportunities to identify issues important to them and design messages/solutions. 

High school students engaged
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High schools
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High school students
Years 7-
Prizes awarded for entries
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Achievements to date

Youth Voices Initiatives

Youth Voices Get Active video competition


Youth Voices Get Active video competition

Youth Voices COVID-19 video competition

Youth Voices Unpacking Vaping poster competition

Youth Voices Projects

The COVID Acronym

Combat COVID Together​

If Vaccines had a Group Chat

Take Your Shot

Students & Teachers Love Youth Voices ...

Let’s Partner To Give Students A Voice

Contact us to learn more about our empowerment programs that give students a voice to create supportive environments in their school community.