The Youth Advisory Panel (YAP)


Is a peer-led health education team of 9th-12th graders who help other teens make safe and responsible decisions about their sexual health and well-being. Although the focus is primarily on sexual health, other health related topics are explored throughout the year. This is carried out through a variety of methods including presentations, online media, and community outreach.



Weekly meetings starting on Monday, November 2nd.

Mondays, 4:00-5:15 pm @ UAY, 355 Iowa Ave., Iowa City

(Applications are due no later than Friday, October 23rd)

Click here to download a YAP application

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Position Title:

Youth Advisory Panel Peer Educator, “YAP’er”


YAP members serve the community throughout the school year by acting as a positive role model; to assist teens in refusal skills needed to abstain; to educate peers about sexual health and responsible decision making; to gain confidence and improve presentation skills; to become more articulate; to enhance leadership ability; and to explore public health and other career opportunities.

Specific Responsibilities:

YAP members are expected to attend a mandatory training session or reschedule with the Health Educator.  Weekly meetings are encouraged. Additional duties include community and school outreach events as they arise, Facebook/Twitter coverage, contributing to monthly Bathroom Buzz Newsletters, and adhering to UAY’s Code of Conduct.


While YAP is intended to develop these skills, we are looking for energetic and dynamic individuals who are on the path to becoming responsible adults. We are looking for organized youth leaders who demonstrate strong role model behaviors and have competent decision-making and leadership skills. YAP’rs need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision, as many expected opportunities occur outside of regular meeting times. Lastly, YAP members should have proficient written, oral, and presentation skills – or the drive to develop them!


• Promote a healthy teen community

• Contribute to community life

• Increase community connections

• Gain valuable experience

• Develop skills for a future career

• Build your resume

• Enhance creativity

• Make friends


Facilitator Contact Info

Please direct any questions to: 
Tristin Johnson
UAY Health Educator
355 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 337-7518 ex. 608 
United Action for Youth
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 892
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
Fax: 319-337-7999

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