Health Ambassador Program-Youth (HAP-Y) is a program established by StarVista. We are looking to engage LGBTQ youth who are passionate about serving communities that have been affected by mental health challenges, interested in raising awareness, and increase access to behavioral health services. Interested youth will participate in trainings focusing on mental wellness. After completion of training, Health Ambassadors will be community agents ready to help others in the community through information sharing or providing referrals when appropriate. Stipend of up to $700 will be provided for youth who complete the training program. Public transportation passes and child care are available upon request. People who have family, communities or they themselves have been affected by mental health challenges are highly encouraged to participate.
Be between the ages of 16 to 24
Able to commit to 70+ hours of training.
Participation in community events.
Resident of San Mateo County
Participate in the entire training program. Training will be focused on topics of mental wellness. Some of the trainings cover the common challenges in mental wellness, learning the signs and risks of suicide, suicide prevention, and information on access to mental health services. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided at each training.
After completing required training, health ambassadors will have the opportunity to represent HAP-Y in community events such as health fairs, outreach events, and trainings. Opportunities to receive pay will be available.
Fall session meets September- December 2021
Winter sessions meets January-April 2022
Once we have received and reviewed your application, you will be contacted to schedule interview.