Youth Advisory Council Member Profiles

Here are profiles of the kids currently on the Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Cari

I am currently in the 10th grade.  Some school activities I enjoy are volleyball, softball, and mock trial.  I wanted to join the Youth Advisory Council because I want to be part of something that is important in bettering Children’s Minnesota and making children feel comfortable here.

Ean

My name is Ean and I am in the 6th grade. I love trains, nature, learning about animals and horticulture (plants). Some things I enjoy are riding my bike and playing baseball! I am also in the “Lend A Hand” club at school, which focuses on kindness in schools and projects around the community. I decided to join the Youth Advisory Council because I want to help other kids have a positive experience during their stay at the hospital. I also feel it is important to share new ideas.

Youth Advisory Council; Elizabeth E.

Elizabeth E.

I’m in 10th grade at Justice Page School. I wanted to join the Youth Advisory Council because I saw what you did and what you actually made happen.

Elizabeth S.

I am in the 9th grade and enjoy riding horses, swimming, and reading.  I joined this group because I wanted to help make change in the hospital.  By joining the Youth Advisory Council I hope to make a difference.

Youth Advisory Council member Finn

Finn

I go to South View Middle School and am in the 8th grade.  I am in the school choir and like to read and write.  I joined YAC because I want to make the hospital a better place.

Youth Advisory Council; Huda

Huda

I am in 9th grade this year.  I love photography and photoshop.  My favorite class is media literacy because I love to make videos and take photos!  The reason I joined this group is to help improve the hospital for all people.

Julia

I am 14 years old and a freshman at Elk River High School. I love math and science. I am a figure skater at the Elk River arena, and I fundraise for Children’s Minnesota. My favorite relaxing hobbies are reading, cuddling with my cats, and watching movies with my family. I was once a patient at Children’s when I was five, and my stay and experience had a big impact on me. I wanted to give back as much as I could, so I started fundraising. When someone contacted me and my family about YAC, I was so excited for such an amazing opportunity to help continue making Children’s Minnesota a better place.

Mathew

I am in 8th grade at St. John the Baptist.  I am in Boy Scouts and enjoy tennis and basketball.  I joined YAC to make it a better experience for others at Children’s Minnesota.

Murray

I am a 7th grader at St. Paul Academy. I like Legos, video games, and building with wooden blocks. I enjoy being in theatre. I wanted to help other people with their stay in the hospital.

Noah

I like bowling, video games, piano, Boy Scouts, Bible camp, and animals that I’m not allergic to. I joined YAC because I wanted to improve hospital visits for siblings of patients. My older brother is a patient that goes to Children’s Minnesota. I am in 9th grade.

Olympia

I’m Olympia, I’m in 8th grade. I spend lots of time with my friends and family. I love to play volleyball, play violin, swim, bike and stay busy and active. I like to cook, and like to bake with my family. On weekends, I really enjoy trying new coffee shops around the Twin Cities, and going to the dog park.

I wanted to join the Youth Advisory Council because I regularly visit the Children’s Hospital Clinics, and I really enjoy working with a group of positive, smart youth all working towards the goal of making the hospital environment more enjoyable and convenient for patients. Hospitals aren’t a place you like to spend your time, but it’s important to have a good, safe environment for youth who need to be spending time in the hospitals and clinics.

Parker

Parker is in 10th grade this year. He likes to play football, baseball and fencing, and enjoys reading, math and science. He plays Trombone in band. “I also have three dogs. I want to help kids that were struggling with their cancers or sicknesses. I know what it feels like and I wanna help kids get through it.”

Peter

Rachel

I am a softmore in 10th grade. I enjoy Arial Circus, acting, singing, dancing, and Nordic skiing. I joined the Youth Advisory Council on the encouragement of the nurses since I had been at the hospital for a while.  I wanted to have my input help the hospital.

Ryleigh

I go to the St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts where I study guitar.  I love snowboarding, playing lacrosse, and of course music.  I decided to join the Youth Advisory Council because I love Children’s Minnesota and wanted to give back.

Youth Advisory Council; Sophia

Sophia

I’m Sophia. I am in the 10th grade at St. Agnes in St. Paul. My favorite subject is Choir. I have many interests. I play centerfield and short stop in softball. I enjoy ballet, drawing, painting, fishing, and waterskiing. My absolute favorite sport is downhill ski racing! I joined the Youth Advisory Council because Tom invited me after my three week recovery after a surgery. I said yes because I thought I would have good feedback because I’ve visited just about every department.

Weston

I am in the 5th grade and love BMX and playing football.  I joined the Youth Advisory Council to help others.