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Meet our 2016 Youth Advocates of the Year

Posted by Gustavo Torrez on 20 May 2016

Every year, we honor top youth leaders in the fight against tobacco through the Youth Advocates of the Year Awards. These teens have advocated for tobacco prevention policies, taken on the tobacco industry and its deceptive marketing, and helped keep peers tobacco-free.

On May 17, we honored a national winner, a group winner and four regional winners from across the United States.

2016 Winners

Learn their stories here.

National Youth Advocate of the Year
Bryce Moore, 18
Gulfport, Mississippi

Group Winner
Youth With Vision
Kansas City, Missouri

East Region Youth Advocate of the Year
Jada Rasulallah, 15
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

South Region Youth Advocate of the Year
Carlos Vela, 17
Ingleside, Texas

Central Region Youth Advocate of the Year
Breanna (Bree) Wilson, 17
Jamestown, Indiana

West Region Youth Advocate of the Year
Tyra Nicolay, 16
Shiprock, New Mexico

National Youth Ambassadors

Youth Advocates of the Year Award (YAYA) winners serve as National Youth Ambassadors for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. During the year, they receive training to develop their advocacy skills and put their training into practice by working with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on policy priorities at the local, state and national levels, and training and empowering other youth advocates around the country.

Interested in having one of our National Youth Ambassadors speak at your event? Complete our Speaker Request Form today.

2017 Youth Advocates of the Year Award applications will be available in December 2016.

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About Gustavo TorrezGustavo Torrez is the Director of the Youth Advocacy Program at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and has been involved in the fight against tobacco for the past 19 years.
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