Teens Speak Up! (TSU) is part of the Public Policy Institute (PPI), the Epilepsy Foundation's signature advocacy initiative bringing together teens, parents, and chapter/affiliate staff and volunteers from across the nation to share their story with members of Congress. TSU supports the Epilepsy Foundation’s work to secure more funding for a cure, support community-based programs for people living with epilepsy, eradicate stigma and discrimination, and protect patient access to physician-directed medications and treatment.
As part of TSU, teens living with epilepsy and their parents visit the nation's capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. TSU also marks the beginning of a Year of Service during which the teens will become epilepsy advocates back home and get their communities involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-528-3058 if you are a teen or know a teen interested interested in this initiative.