Somerset High School’s GEAR UP Leadership team, led by Lindsey Gentry, was selected as one of three youth groups in the state to be part of DentaQuest Foundation’s “Kentucky: Mobilization, Youth Engagement, and a Bright Spot Map Project” implemented by Kentucky Youth Advocates. In a year-long project, students are engaging the community as Student Oral Health Advocates. October 23 – 26, 2018, the group travelled to Denver, Colorado to attend the Oral Health 2020 National Convening, in order to share their progress and passion. During the Convening, this leadership team represented five of only eighteen youth present, amongst 500 oral health professionals. Somerset Independent provided deep insight and inspiring conviction for youth health equity, and were invited to Washington D.C. next summer to continue their work.