Work2BeWell Announces 2023-2024 National Student Advisory Council Members

Students working in three subcommittees to improve teen mental health

Work2BeWell, a mental health and wellness program focused on providing mental health resources and education for teens, parents, and educators, has announced its 2023-2024 National Student Advisory Council (NSAC).

The NSAC is comprised of 39 high schoolers, ranging in grade from freshman to senior, who are based across the U.S. and committed to addressing the ongoing youth mental health crisis.

The NSAC is committed to making mental health a top priority in schools and communities across the nation through access, education and activation, which represent its subcommittees and is responsible for the following:

  • Access: Assists with social media and content creation for Work2BeWell and discovers new partnerships through opportunities and engagement.
  • Education: Creates content for Work2BeWell’s social media, plans events and presentations and creates topics and questions for their podcast, Talk2BeWell.
  • Activation: Mentors Work2BeWell school and club leaders, develops tools and resources for engagement and advocacy, builds community awareness and engages both educators and parents.

“I joined Work2BeWell in order to join the fight to destigmatize mental health, and also to help make mental health resources more accessible to everyone,” says Hailey, the Education team lead a senior at Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Washington. “I believe that it is vital to increase mental health awareness to ensure that people are able to obtain the help and support that they need.”

“Students play a necessary role in improving the mental health of themselves and their peers,” says Jawanza Hadley, Program Director for Work2BeWell. “The members of this year’s National Student Advisory Council will be key leaders in making that happen. I feel honored to work with them and provide teens across the country with the tools, resources, and mental health support they need.”

The NSAC is free for any high schooler to join, and applications for new members are accepted each Spring. Learn more about the NSAC. See the full roster:

Access Team

  • Sahasra – Southlake, Texas (team lead)
  • Sofia – Mechanicsville, Maryland (co-team lead)
  • William – Kirkwood, Missouri (co-team lead)
  • Jeffrey – Mansfield, Texas (co-team lead)
  • Vivian – Shoreline, Washington
  • Nicole – Carmichael, California
  • Olivia – Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Jorja – Sherwood, Oregon
  • Germany – Duncanville, Texas
  • Yanfei – Puyallup, WA
  • Divya – Suwanee, Georgia
  • Kayla – Tigard, Oregon

Education Team

  • Hailey – Shoreline, Washington (team lead)
  • Alex – North Las Vegas, Nevada (co-team lead)
  • Ravali – Yorba Linda, California (co-team lead)
  • Addison – Renton, Washington
  • Taanvi – Woodinville, Washington
  • Hayden – Houston, Texas
  • Brayden – Salinas, California
  • Indy – Yakima, Washington
  • Charli – Prospect, Connecticut
  • George – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  • Dominic – Douglas, Georgia
  • Lily – Johnston, Iowa
  • Miyah – Tacoma, Washington

Activation Team

  • Shreeya – Southlake, Texas (team lead)
  • Rick – Scarsdale, New York (co-team lead)
  • Anjali – Bedminster, Pennsylvania (co-team lead)
  • Hannah – Lisbon Falls, Maine
  • Kiera – Lake Stevens, Washington
  • Gavin – Olympia, Washington
  • Priti – Hesperia, California
  • Via – El Paso, Texas
  • Keren – Hoschston, Georgia
  • Ayleen – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Hannah – Tacoma, Washington
  • Sky – Portland, Oregon
  • Jayda – Aurora, Colorado

About Work2BeWell
Work2BeWell is a mental health and wellness program focused on providing mental health resources and education for teens, parents, and educators. Our goal is to promote teen wellness across the country, and work to normalize the conversation about mental health and reduce the stigma that surrounds it. 

Work2BeWell is committed to anti-racist work. We bring a diversity, equity and inclusion lens to programming and are working to expand our resources for BIPOC teens. We are strategizing culture and language–specific resources for the future as we work to reduce mental health stigma and promote teen wellness.

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