On February 29, 2024, the Mississippi Youth Council (MYCouncil), a project of Teen Health Mississippi, will host its 10th annual Capitol Day, which will feature a press conference, legislative luncheon, and a tabling event at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.

MYCouncil is a group of youth, ages 15-24, from across Mississippi that advocates for equitable health outcomes of Mississippi youth, such as high-quality sex education, youth-friendly healthcare, and sexual and reproductive and mental health resources. MYCouncil members will be meeting with state lawmakers throughout Capitol Day to advocate for issues that matter to them and what changes our legislature can make so that youth and communities can attain equitable health outcomes. MYCouncil is working to educate our legislators about their experiences, thoughts, and desires on issues that impact young people in our state.

MYCouncil’s press conference will be at 9:30 a.m. on the South Capitol Steps followed by a legislative luncheon at 11:30 am at the Capital Club, which is located on the 19th floor of the Capital Towers building. MYCouncil members will then conclude their day by hosting a tabling event on the first floor of the Mississippi State Capitol from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

To learn more about MYCouncil and Teen Health Mississippi, visit teenhealthms.org or email mycouncil@teenhealthms.org.

Teen Health Mississippi (THMS)works ​​to build capacity within youth and communities to attain equitable health outcomes. We envision a Mississippi built on a foundation of healthy communities in which all teens have access to the information and resources they need for their health and well-being. We serve whole communities because when youth are healthy, whole communities benefit.

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