Greetings! Here you will find various opportunities for youth to become involved in leadership opportunities with guidance from adult mentors. Read below to see what other youth throughout Adams County are doing to help our communities be safe and drug free!
CFY Youth Coalition
In 2009, Collaborating For Youth facilitated the "coming together" of youth from across Adams County who want to connect with other youth striving to live above the influence to create positive change in our communities.
Youth Coalition members are the YOUTH VOICE of Collaborating For Youth -- a coalition working to reduce substance abuse and create a healthy environment for youth in Adams County.
Supported by a team of adult mentors, the Youth Coalition carries out strategies working closely with the community to reduce underage drinking and prevent medicine abuse.
Initial training occurs at a 5-day/4-night Youth Leadership Camp, sponsored by Collaborating For Youth and conducted in the last week of June of each year. CFY offers Youth Coalition members various training opportunities to participate in throughout the year.
Community Leadership Opportunities
Members of the CFY Youth Coalition work with WGTY/WGET's production
manager to produce a radio commercial for September 2014
Medication TAKE BACK Collection event.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions
of America Training Institute
Members of Collaborating For Youth's Youth Coalition have an opportunity to be selected to attend CADCA's National Youth Leadership Institute held in National Harbor, MD each February. As part of the trip, youth participate in CADCA's Prevention Day activities and visiting their local legislatures while on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
CFY Youth Coalition Members Storm the Capitol!
(Pictured left to right, front row: Shay Vargas, Mary Shriver, Sami Ford, Maddi Welch and Mason Dahnke. Back row: Eileen Grenell, Samiah Slusser and Chris Reichart)
Six members of the Adams County CFY Youth Coalition and their adult mentors embarked on Capitol Hill to share concerns and personal stories with Pennsylvania legislators about underage age drinking and prescription drug abuse.