Junior Board

In 2003, the Friends Junior Board was created to provide 14-18 year old high school students an opportunity to develop philanthropic and business skills while advancing the mission of the Friends. Junior Board members create their own fundraising initiatives and select areas and programs within Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital that resonate with them.

Over the past 5 years, the Junior Board has had numerous accomplishments. They have established a highly-successful “Healthy Relationships Wristband Project” to educate teens on dating violence and work on numerous projects throughout the years to support literacy programs such as Reach Out & Read and Read to Grow.

When not working on their own fundraisers, they actively support other Friends and YNHCH initiatives such as the Golf & Tennis Tournament, the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, and much more. This dedicated group of young adults demonstrateds great leadership and dedication to improve the health and well-being of children.

For more information about the Junior Board, please contact giving@ynhh.org