The second year of the YAB focused on learning about health advocacy, which they then applied to create a Photovoice Project on environmental health issues in their neighborhoods. The project allowed members to communicate the strengths and deficiencies in their communities on topics ranging from healthy food access, physical activity, personal care products, food storage, alcohol consumption and stress management. Through this process, they developed critical thinking skills, social awareness, self-awareness, critical consciousness, goal-setting, and group decision making. Not only did thte YAB members produce an excellent visual and verbal exhibit, they also shared the Photovoice project with classmates, family members and other groups, increasing their confidence in communicating aobut the various aspects of environmental health.
Below are examples from this project.