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Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H!)

Program Contact: Alison White, 4-H Youth Development
509-707-8066 •


Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H! / “yay 4-H”) is a 4-H leadership program that empowers teens to make a difference in their community by exploring and helping solve community issues.

Teen interns typically work 2-3 hours per week within the YA4-H! club in a team with WSU faculty, staff, and 4-H volunteers to learn about these important issues, brainstorm local solutions and then take action by completing a teen-led community project. Members also have opportunities to apply for paid WSU internships, travel, attend leadership conferences, rack up resume-boosting volunteer hours, and more.


YA4-H! is open to all high-school-aged teens. You do not need to already be in 4-H to join.


  • BELONG to a club with other teens interested in helping others.
  • LEARN the skills you need to identify, investigate, understand, and address complex issues.
  • LEAD the way – brainstorm solutions and take action to make a positive difference.
  • INSPIRE a better future, and create the change you want to see in the world.

Contact Information

Alison White, 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist / 509-707-8066 call/text

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