Teens for Healthy Youth

The mission of Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) is to promote positive teen health through:

    • Leadership
    • Positive Youth Development
    • Peer to Peer Education
    • Advocacy
    • Community Service

THY Brochure

THY is currently active in the following high schools:
If you would like more information, please contact:

Mrs. Laura Pirkey, LCAHY Youth Coordinator


Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) is an initiative of LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth.

Teens for Healthy Youth Co Grand Marshal of Bluffton Christmas Parade

December 7th, 2019

Teen for Healthy Youth (THY), the youth coalition of the LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY), and Peacock Automotive were chosen by Mayor Sulka and the Town of Bluffton to be the Grand Marshals of the 2019 Bluffton Christmas Parade. The town of Bluffton honored a business and a youth group, THY of Bluffton High School and May River High School, who partnered with the Town to support the Lutzie 43 Campaign, which raises awareness about distracted driving. Mayor Sulka stated that THY has worked endlessly to promote positive teen health. During the parade, the youth passed out Lutzie43 cards to encourage citizens to take 43 seconds to check and eliminate all possible driving distractions.  The Town of Bluffton and THY look forward to working on promoting positive teen health throughout the year.

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Drug-Free Communities

$625,000 Grant Awarded!

White House Drug Policy Awards $625,000 to LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth


Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 719 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants totaling $89 million. The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth was the only grant recipient in South Carolina and will receive $625,000 in DFC grant funds over a five year period, from 2017-2022, receiving $125,000 each year. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry will serve as the fiscal agent.

Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of strategies to address local drug problems. Coalitions are comprised of community leaders, parents, youth/youth serving organizations, schools, faith-based and fraternal organizations, healthcare and business professionals, government, law enforcement, and media.

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. The DFC Program is directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).