A Healthy Future for Youth in 2016

We’re working toward a healthy future for youth and are starting 2016 with fresh eyes, minds and hearts. From HIV education to stopping bullying to social justice, here’s what some our Youth Advisory Board members are looking forward to in the New Year:

I’m looking forward to bullying being taken more seriously in 2016, because people fail to realize how drastically it affects youth mentally and emotionally!
-Brooke Roberts, 22

I’m looking forward to healthcare being free for all Americans in 2016 because receiving medical care should be a birthright instead of a privilege. I’m also looking forward to Planned Parenthood being safe from political attacks in 2016 because it is a resource that is extremely helpful for low-income women, like myself, and men.
-Janaya Greene, 19

I’m looking forward to more HIV education in 2016. Because far too many young people don’t know the facts and are at risk.
-Muluba Habanyama, 22

I’m looking forward to deepening my understanding of the problems and people affected by oppression. Last year’s digital movements and media introduced me to what it really means to be an ally to marginalized communities, including trans, disabled, and Native American people.
-Yaira Matos, 19

I’m looking forward to greater accessibility to abortion in Texas because too many young women are dying from a lack of proper care.
-Elisabeth Dee, 22

What changes in youth, tech, and health are you looking forward to in 2016? Let us know in the comments, or message us on Facebook or Twitter.