PATCH Youth Advocacy Fellowship
General Health & Wellness

The PATCH Youth Advocacy Fellowship has been focusing a team on general health and wellness since it started in 2016. This fellowship focuses broadly on health topics related to youth and adolescents. It is made up of Youth Advocates from across Wisconsin, each of whom bring diverse perspectives and passions to health advocacy work. 

Meet the 2021-2022 Youth Advocates!

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Aileena, 15

Hi, my name is Aileena and I’m a sophomore at Evansville High School. My pronouns are she/her and I’m Asian American.I play soccer and I really love being outdoors and being active. I have two rambunctious dogs, a vizsla and a cocker spaniel, and you can almost always find us at the dog park. Some of my favorite shows on Netflix right now are On My Block and Atypical. I joined PATCH to help advocate for teens like myself and my peers’ health care rights. I hope that I can use my position to help educate other teens and help them navigate the healthcare system and get any of the help/support they might need :)

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Ava, 14

Hi! My name is Ava and I use she/her pronouns. I am a freshman. I love to dance and read in my free time. I joined PATCH because I feel passionate about mental health and teen advocacy. I am so excited for this year and hope to make a difference while in PATCH. 

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Cameron, 15

My name is Cameron and I’m a Sophomore at Laona High School. I’m passionate about being a youth advocate because I want to try to end racial injustice and I want to fight for people who have mental health issues. A fun fact about me is that I have a dual nationality, which means that I have an American and a Scottish citizenship.

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Fifi, 17

Hi, I’m Fiifi, I’m a senior at east high school and my pronouns are he/him.

In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and hanging out with friends.

I joined PATCH because I want to be active in empowering and providing for minority communities that lack health care resources.

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Indigo, 17

My name is Indigo and I’m a senior at East highschool. I’m a black belt in a martial art called Taekwondo and I love it, I’ve been doing it for years. My goal after I graduate is to become an advocate for anyone who needs it and that’s why I was so excited to join PATCH - to learn more about health in every sense so I can do my best to understand and help people. My family and friends are really important to me and are a big part of why advocation is something is something I’m passionate about. 

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Loie, 18

Hi! My name is Loie, I'm 18 years old and I'm a senior at Youth Initiative High School in Viroqua Wisconsin. My pronouns are she/they, and I’m known by my friends as the resident pansexual Shakespeare enthusiast and feminist. I joined PATCH because I really want to affect positive change in our government and healthcare systems, and PATCH gives me lots of tools and opportunities to do that. I'm so excited to be working with this program and I can't wait to see what we accomplish this year!

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Nabah, 17

Hi! My name is Nabah and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a senior at La Follette High School in Madison, Wisconsin. I really like to sleep when I can because I am always occupied with work from my four AP classes.  I eventually want to go medical school and become a doctor. I decided to join PATCH because I am passionate about addressing mental health for adolescents in immigrant and POC households. I hope to learn and spread awareness about it too. 

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Mackenna, 15

Hi! My pronouns are she/her and I am a sophomore at J. I. Case high school. I love to hang out with my best friends and play tennis. PATCH is a program that I have joined because it gives me insight in equality, communication skills and our rights as teens. My goal going into this program is to learn as much as I can in the topics that I am passionate about. 

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Selena, 15

Hello fellow people, I’m Selena, a sophomore at HAPA located in Milwaukee, WI. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I like to dance, read on my own time, and even more spend quality time with myself or my close ones.  I joined PATCH because I want people to become more aware of teenagers’ mental health and how it can affect them, and PATCH gives me an opportunity to show our community that we as teens have voices too. 

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Yashneil, 17

I’m Yashneil, and I’m excited to help with some of the mental health related problems in our community. Outside of PATCH, I enjoy Lacrosse, FISP, and the Sun Prairie Formula Student USA racing team.

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Zale, 12

Hello, my name Is Zale. I’m in 7th grade at Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA). My pronouns are he/him/his and/or they/them/theirs. I love to read and play pretty much any sport.  My favorite show is probably Naruto or another anime. I live with my sister, my mom, my dad, and my Dog Fievel Boesman.  I joined PATCH because I wanted to make a difference in how much control teens have over their health care and other sentimental reasons.

Contact PATCH Advocacy Fellowship Staff

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Our General Health & Wellness Fellowship Coordinator, Faith, would love to talk to you and is ready to answer your questions about: consulting, youth advocacy fellowship applications, or anything else!

Email Faith at faith@wipatch.org, or give her a call at 414.677.5309.