Our Story

The Youth Health Leadership Program (YouHeaL) is an innovative train-the-trainer approach to empower minority high school students in South LA as agents of positive health change. Through a series of capacity-building programs, youth participants advance from initially learning about health and completing obesity-related service projects, to serving as health educators for their peers, and ultimately, to training other peer health educators. By channeling the boundless potential of youth into health education and service, YouHeaL hopes to generate a self-sustaining and ever-expanding grassroots movement to curb the obesity epidemic in South LA.