LCAHY sent five teens from their youth coalition, Teens for Healthy Youth (THY), to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) training conference in Orlando, Florida this summer. Teens for Healthy Youth is dedicating to promoting positive teen health through leadership, service, and peer to peer education.
At the conference the youth were tasked with identifying a problem in their community they would like to address, and they chose juuling because juuling has increased in all area schools. Using the strategic prevention framework THY members produced a plan to combat the use of juuls in their schools and presented their action plan. The youth met with teens from coalitions across the country and shared ideas.
The youth will share their action plan with the LCAHY Board during an upcoming board meeting and their ideas will be used during future planning. The youth will also be responsible for taking the knowledge of strategic planning back to their respective Teens for Healthy Youth groups to help plan projects throughout the school year. These youth will serve as leaders in their schools.