College Counseling and Creating Change

As head of my school’s affinity group for First-Generation-American students, I have always felt a responsibility to provide the members of our group with a safe space to communicate their feelings and resources to be better able to navigate the world. For example, we have…

Introducing Amanda

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda and I am 17 years old. I am a rising senior and my favorite classes are biology and chemistry; I love science and being able to explore the world and how it works! I am one of the captains…

Goodbye from Njoki

Goodbye! Unfortunately, the time for me to move on from the Center for Young Women’s Health has come. In the fall, I will be going to Duke University in North Carolina. I plan to study Global Health and Psychology on the pre-med track. I am…

Food Insecurity

Have you ever worried that food would run out before you (or your family) had money to buy more? It’s possible that if you haven’t faced food insecurity, you know someone who has. That’s because food insecurity is a common problem that isn’t often talked…

Media Literacy and Nutrition

Media literacy is a skill used to understand the content of messages promoted through different media outlets. Examples of media outlets are print like newspapers or magazines, audio like radio shows or podcasts, videos like YouTube channels or other ways people access media through the…

Courage and Softball

Throughout the last few years of high school and middle school, I have always wanted to try out for the school softball team. As a child, it used to be my favorite sport and my Friday night recreational games were the highlight of my week…

Learning to Stay Active

Before this pandemic, I took for granted how much exercise I got in a day. The walk to the train station to school and from school. The three flights of stairs, I had to climb multiple times throughout the day and when it was track…

I’m Stuck Inside!

In March of 2020, COVID changed the way the world worked. One of the biggest changes we have all had to adapt to is staying socially distanced. For most of us, this means staying inside our homes with our family members. We are missing out…