Webinar March 29: Youth Development in School-Based Health Centers

WEBINAR: Youth Development in School-Based Health Centers

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 9:00am – 11:00am



The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to be partnering with the national School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) to offer school-based health center (SBHC) nuts and bolts trainings in Washington during the 2022-2023 school year.

Realizing your SBHC’s vision that all children and adolescents are healthy and achieving their fullest potential requires working with young people, early and often, to guide and strengthen your work. To ensure meaningful and relevant content for and about youth, it’s important to engage youth as core constituents, while creating opportunities to directly invest in their personal and professional growth.

During this interactive session, participants will learn about youth development principles and strategies to support your SBHC in visioning, planning, designing, and implementing youth-led and youth-centered work in both new and ongoing SBHC’s.


Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of foundational principles of youth development in SBHCs.
  2. Identify approaches and strategies for meaningful youth engagement and leadership.
  3. Differentiate the impacts and outcomes of youth development for youth and SBHCs.
  4. Develop skills and mentoring capacities to engage youth as partners and elevate youth voice.


Anyone interested in planning, start- up, and operating a SBHC.


Seleena Moore (she/her), MPH is a Senior Program Manager at the School-Based Health Alliance. She leads the Youth Safety Net Project and facilitates training opportunities focused on health equity and access, social determinants of health, adolescent relationships, and school and health center partnerships. She also oversees SBHA’s youth development portfolio of trainings, resources, and partnerships. She believes that youth development approaches to health are a necessity that can foster a healthier generation equipped with understanding the impact of social factors, how to capitalize on their strengths and protective factors, and translate information and awareness into actions that change lives. She is graduate from the University of Virginia with a master’s in Public Health, and currently pursuing her doctorate in Public Health with a focus in Health Promotion and Health Education from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Harper Byers (she/her) is a Program Associate at the School-Based Heath Alliance. She joined the team in 2021. She currently oversees the SBHA Youth Advisory Council and co-facilitates youth development training for the field. She also assists in consulting work related to food insecurity, vaccinations, and quality improvement initiatives focused on advancing school-based health center practices. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health access and education. She has participated in projects relating to reproductive healthcare accessibility, and research on sex education among American and Moroccan youth.  She is a graduate from Colgate University with a degree in Anthropology and Sociology.