Mission & Vision

Our Mission

YHW’s mission is to educate, train, and mentor high school students by teaching healthcare advocacy, disease prevention strategies, and health system navigational skills that empower youth to become healthcare leaders and powerful agents of change to transform the healthcare decisions and behaviors of their family unit, peers, and wider communities.

Our Vision

YHW’s vision is to promote health equity by building an army of youth community health workers across the United States and eventually abroad that help underserved communities gain improved access to quality healthcare, thus allowing for the opportunity to achieve improved health outcomes.