The mission of the Jade Ribbon Youth Council is to mobilize and educate API youth to become active leaders in the prevention and eradication of hepatitis B for themselves and future generations.
About the Council
The Asian Liver Center’s Jade Ribbon Youth Council was assembled in May of 2003 in order to effectively and efficiently spread awareness about the dangers of hepatitis B within the API community with a focus on outreach to high school students. The predominant purpose of the youth council is to foster and encourage leadership as well as to equip members with the resources to fight hepatitis B.
Short Term Objectives
- Organize and complete creative yet plausible outreach events and activities that will not only educate high school peers about hepatitis B, but also motivate others to inform their friends, family members, and local community.
- Work on youth outreach within the frame of their high school and local community
Long Term Objectives
The key to the Jade Ribbon Youth Council’s long-term success is the ability to foster creativity and enthusiasm for API (as well as other health) issues that face today’s youth and tomorrow’s decision makers.
- To branch outreach events into the greater Bay Area
- Establish a strong foundation and generate enough interest and excitement to create an organization that can be incorporated into all high schools (i.e. Key Club)
Why Do We Do This?
The Jade Ribbon Youth Council members strive to promote awareness within our ranks and throughout our communities because they know that motivated high school students can positively impact communities.