Since 2009, members of the CFY Youth Coalition have been partnering with communities to create a healthy, drug-free Adams County. As the 'youth arm' of Collaborating For Youth, these youth from different school districts have:
Hosted town hall meetings
Made radio & video public service announcements
Educated legislators on youth and substance abuse prevention issues
Engaged families in educational activities at community events
Presented information at state conferences
Participated in national youth leadership trainings
Conducted 'Media Literacy' workshops focusing on alcohol ads, and
Enjoyed a host of recreational activities
Some Youth Coalition members choose to complete their high school graduation projects or community service hours through their CFY Youth Coalition activities, while other youth become interested in joining the Youth Coalition after completing projects or service hours within the larger collaborative.
Most of our coalition members choose to attend the annual CFY Youth Coalition Leadership Camp that is held for one week each summer.
All Youth Coalition members have a wide variety of opportunities to enhance their leadership skills through local, state, and national training and activities.
Why is it important to have youth voices be heard on youth issues, like fighting substance abuse?
It gives us the chance to inform adults of what's really going on.
-Hannah, Conewago Valley School District
We can tell our friends: drugs aren't cool.
-Garrison, Upper Adams School District
Adult Mentors Help Guide Youth
Of course, the CFY Youth Coalition cannot do all these fun things without the help of caring adults who share personal experiences and help guide youth through activities and learning processes.
Adult Mentor opportunities are available for the annual leadership camp and year-round.