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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 6:00 pm. The entire Junior Board meets immediately following the Executive Board at 6:30 pm. Meetings consist of education, service, and planning for future events.
Please see bottom of page for the exciting things the Junior Board has been doing.
Kathy Marek – Sarah Eisenberg – Bridget Hatch – Aly Wozniak
Meet Our 2019-2020 Executive Junior Board
My name is Grace Schamber and I am a senior at Benet Academy. This is my fourth year on the Junior Board. At Benet, I am one of the chief editors of the Yearbook, and a member of the National Honors Society. Outside of school I coach 6th grade girls volleyball. In college, I plan to study Pre-Med and pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.
My name is Jack Shannon and am a senior at Benet Academy. I have been a member of the Junior Board for four years and was Co-Vice President last year. At Benet, I participate in Cross Country and Track and Field. I am looking to go into the field of business in college and hope to pursue a career in Sales or Marketing.
Andrine Larsen Co-Vice President
Noor Saleem Co-Vice President
Ella Simms Secretary
Meaghan Andrews Corresponding Secretary
Grace Weidenbach Vice President of Membership
Kelly Andrews Vice President of Public Relations
Katrina Campos Vice President of Service Projects
What has the Junior Board been doing?
August 2018: Set up sponsorship of NEW AED contest for YH4L schools Using funds from last years run, board voted to sponsor a new AED program for YH4L. All schools screened by YH4L has an opportunity to win a FREE AED.
October 2018: Learn the “why and how” of EKGs. The Junior Board invited Team Leaders from the program to teach them the why and how of doing an EKG. Everyone saw how easy it was to perform this life saving test.
Sponsored Screening at Christ the King in Chicago
September 2017: Purchased for program Part of the mission for YH4L is educating the community about what sudden cardiac death is and how to prevent it. The program is fortunate to have volunteers who will help with community presentations. Prior to this, everyone was expected to use their personal computers which caused a number of logistic issues. The Junior Board purchased 2 computers for the program to use in presentations and research.
April 8th, 2018: 3rd Annual YH4L Junior Board 5K Run/Walk
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. For running times and pictures, click here.
Sponsored Screening: November 4, 2016 – Sponsored screening for all students at Christ the King High School in Chicago. Junior Board members assisted in data entry for the event.
Purchased ECG Machine: With funds raised from last years 5K event, the Junior Board voted to support 2 screenings as well as purchase a new ECG machine for the program.
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.
National Meeting presentation: Junior Board member finished research with Dr. Marek and presented study at American College of Cardiology meeting and American Medical Society of Sports Medicine meeting.
Sponsored and worked screening: May 20th, 2017 Junior Board sponsored screening at Mercy Home for boys and Girls in Chicago. Many of the Junior Board members were able to assist in the screening.
April 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.
Research Study: Research projects done with Dr. Marek for national meetings.