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Peer Health Advocates Program

The PHA (Peer Health Advocates) program is looking for friendly and enthusiastic teens in grades 10th-12th who are interested in interning for the San Ysidro Health Center as Peer Health Advocates (PHA's). PHA's will learn various health topics, and will conduct group presentations and one-on-one health education about the topics to their peers. The PHA Program is a collaboration between the Jackie Robinson YMCA, San Ysidro Health Center, and San Diego Youth Action Board. This program is open to students living in Southeastern San Diego.

Participants will achieve:

  • Positive exposure to community resources
  • Leadership skills
  • Greater self esteem through increased responsibility
  • Comprehension of YMCA programs
  • Better understanding teen health topics
  • Community service credit for school
  • Valuable pre-work experience
  • Resume builder

Receive up to $500 in gift cards when you complete all requirements of the program!