‘Empowered at a very young age’: Youth Advocates for Community Health

Desiree Torres understands the value of being part of a supportive environment that encourages young people to be involved in their communities, something she witnessed firsthand with Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH), a program of UW–Madison Extension.

Christa Van Treeck, associate professor and youth development educator in Marquette County, is working with a group of students, including Torres, to develop a creative crosswalk program, which is designed to increase physical activity and pedestrian safety while also incorporating a sense of place through memorable design.

Learn more about Desiree’s experience with YACH.

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