OYLPN Youth Council
To ensure that youth lead the efforts of OYLPN, an OYLPN Youth Council was created to engage youth voices in behavioral health. The OYLPN Youth Council consists of up to 15 high school students from regions around our state. Every year, the OYLPN Youth Council:
- Organizes and leads the We Are Change Rally to encourage youth to become change agents to create positive change for themselves, their peers, and their communities.
- Meets with legislators to advocate for youth-led prevention and the promotion of mental health wellness.
- Empowers teens across the state to take a stand for their communities.
- Promotes protective factors in their peer’s lives to help prevent drug use.
The OYLPN Youth Council allows youth to make an impact in the lives of teens across Ohio, develop their leadership, public speaking, and advocacy skills and build relationships with other teens dedicated to making our world a better place.
Meet the 2022-2023 Youth Council
Stay tuned for the 2023-2024 Youth Council!
My name is Tayanna Bagrowski, and I am a junior at Archbold High School in Fulton County, Ohio. This will be my third year in my local youth council and second year in OYLPN. I’m also involved in many activities in and outside of school. For example, I play tuba and baritone in my school band, I play varsity tennis, I’m a second-year officer in my FFA chapter, I’m on my school’s quiz and mock trial teams, I’m involved in FCCLA, National Honor Society, and more! In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, reading, playing tennis, and hanging out with friends. I am very passionate about supporting youth and am extremely honored that OYLPN has given me the chance to speak up at the state level!