About Us

Youth Built Change is a University of Cincinnati based NIH grant funded organization that fosters interest, understanding, identity, and a sense of belonging related to careers in STEM and healthcare for underrepresented high school students. Using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach, Youth Built Change engages with high school students and their teachers in original research on substance use and mental health issues impacting their local communities.

We engage in this work by collaborating with teachers in local high schools facilitating their students to create action research projects to solve substance abuse and mental health issues in their communities.

A discussion of our previous work is described here.