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Raise youth voices with our step-by-step guide to bring young people together in discussions about preventing childhood obesity.

Today, young people are more connected than ever and are already raising their voices on the web, over the phone, and in their communities. All they need is support. Our Youth-Hosted Forum Playbook helps youth leaders collaborate with peers. It creates a platform for kids to tell stories, share struggles and successes, and organize efforts to inspire healthy changes for themselves, their schools, and their communities.

Download the Youth-Hosted Forum Playbook


Forums provide youth an opportunity to build relationships that can make a difference at home, at school, and beyond.


Youth Can:

  • Plan their own event
  • Prepare for the discussion
  • Build their audience
  • Invite local media
  • Get the attention of adults and peers

At the forum, these youth activators generate discussion about what they do to stay healthy, what they have done to help solve the childhood obesity problem, and what else youth can do to make a difference.

Youth partner with adults from local organizations, such as YMCAs, Camp Fire councils and Boys & Girls Clubs, and many others to help organize and participate in these conversations.

Download our Youth-Hosted Forum Playbook