YH4L Junior Board 

Young Hearts working to save Young Hearts

The YH4L Junior Board was created in 2014, for local teens to become involved in the mission of the Young Hearts for Life® program.The board is made up of 75 students from 15 area schools.  Activities range from education about Sudden Cardiac Death, assisting in registration of students, attending area heart screenings, making educational videos for high schools, and fundraising for ECGs for students.

The Executive Board meets the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 pm.  The entire Junior Board meets immediately following the Executive Board at 7 pm.  Meetings consist of education, service, and planning for future events.  

Board Moderators

  Kathy Marek        –       Sarah Marek       –       Felicia David

Meet Our 2016-2017 Executive Junior Board

fullsizerender-5                          Jim Kenneally, Co President

 Jim, a member of the IC Catholic Prep class of 2017, serves as Vice President of the National Honor Society and President of Student Government. Also, he is a member of the football and lacrosse teams. He hopes to study systems engineering or Pre-med in college.

 

Zoe MeleZoe Mele, Co President

Zoë has been a part of the Junior Board for three years. She attends Benet Academy (Class of 2017) where she is on the National Honors Society, President of the Latin Club, Captain of the Varsity POMS/Dance Team, and is a newspaper editor. In her free time, she volunteers at Central Dupage Hospital, tutors children, and enjoys playing guitar. Zoë hopes to major in Business while completing pre-med requirements in college.

 

      Lauren CoxLauren Cox, Vice President

Lauren is currently a junior at Saint Ignatius College prep, and has been a part of YH4L since her sophomore year. Outside of the board Lauren enjoys swimming, where she is a three year varsity and state qualifying athlete, and volunteers her time for people teaching underprivileged children how to swim. Lauren hopes to study a form of biological or chemical engineering and maybe law in college.

  Alex MutholamAlex Mutholam, Treasurer

Alex is currently a senior at Benet Academy. He has been a part of the board since it started his sophomore year. Outside of the board, Alex volunteers at Silvercross Hospital, plays guitar, is a member of the National Honor Society, and plays rugby. In college, Alex hopes to major in Education while completing Pre-Med.


Elsa McMahon
Elsa McMahon, Secretary

Elsa is a junior at Lyons Township High School.  She has been a member of YH4L since her freshman year.  Elsa plays soccer and she actively volunteer as a part of her school’s Social Action Club and Future healthcare Professionals.

 

  Maeve Filbin, Corresponding Secretary

Maeve has been a part of the YH4L Junior Board for three years.  She is currently a senior at Benet Academy, where she runs cross country, plays lacrosse, and serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for Benet’s newspaper, The Herald.  She is also a Eucharistic Minister, and the Parliamentarian of the Benet NHS chapter.  Outside of Benet, Maeve writes for The MASH, a teen-written publication of the Chicago Tribune, and interns for Illinois State Senator Don Harmon.  In college, Maeve hopes to study English and Political Science.

 Daniel Lipa, Vice President of Membership                       

Danny is a senior at Benet Academy. He has been a part of YH4L since his junior year. Danny plays baseball, volunteers at Central DuPage Hospital, and is a member of the National Honor Society. In college, Danny will be majoring in Physics in Medicine.

 

 

Jennifer DegnanJennifer Degnan, Vice President of Video

Jen is currently a senior at Benet Academy and has been a member of YH4L since her junior year. Besides being on the board, Jen also plays basketball at Benet, is a part of the choir and orchestra, volunteers at Edward Hospital, and is member of the National Honor Society.

 

 

 Kate MoranKate Moran, Vice President of Service Projects

Kate Moran has been on the Junior Board for three years. She currently is a senior at Benet Academy where she assistant coaches for the freshman soccer team. In her free time she is a volunteer aid at Giant Steps school for autism and also volunteers at the Hinsdale Hospital and Paulson Pediatric rehabilitation center. She hopes to become an occupational therapist.

 

Michael McMahonMichael McMahon, Vice President of Education

Michael is currently a junior at Lane Tech College Prep and has been a member of YH4L since his freshman year. He also takes part in debate, soccer, Certamen, enjoys playing the violin, and is President of the Latin Club. Michael hopes to study pre-law or pre-med in college.

 

 

 

 

 

YH4L Junior Board Events

2017

April 2017:  YH5K – 5K run to raise funds to support screenings and raise awareness in our community about Sudden Death and teens.  Thank you to all of our generous donors.  To see those who supported us along with some great pictures and race times, click here.  

 

2016

MontageApril 2016:  YH5K – 5K run to raise funds to support screenings and raise awareness in our community about Sudden Death and teens.  Thank you to all of our generous donors.  To see those who supported us along with some great pictures, click here.

May 2016:  Purchased a new EKG Machine to be used at screenings.

Nov 2016 Screening – Using some of the funds which were raised last year, we will be sponsoring a free screening for all the students at Christ the King High School in Chicago.

 To learn more about our Junior Board, please contact us at YH4Ljuniorboard@gmail.com

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Dr. Marek's Lecture
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OPRF Hockey Screening
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