Youth Advocacy Council

Media Coverage



In 2018 the Wake County School Board updated the Tobacco Free School policy, thanks to the work of the NC Child Youth Advocacy Council. Check out Council members in action presenting on tobacco prevention at a 2018 Wake County School Board Meeting: Go to the 55:00 mark of this WRAL video.

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Urged school board to strengthen district's anti-smoking policy.

News & Observer

Suggested updated curriculum and signage on e-cigarettes

North Carolina Attorney General announces investigation

To learn more about the Youth Advocacy Council, please reach out to La-Mine Perkins, NC Child’s Community Engagement Specialist at (919) 726-6394 or

Join the Youth Advocacy Council

NC Child is currently accepting applications from high school students in Wake and Wayne Counties who are who are interested in promoting social justice, equity, youth leadership, and growing their advocacy skills.  For more information about the Youth Advocacy Council download our one-page flyer here or email To apply, complete our online application and email your YAC Member Expectations and Responsibilities, Parental Consent Form, and Medical Information Form to

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