Category Archives: Youth

PHOTOS: AB1301 Press Conference by Jerry Hill 09-18-2012

NCPP staff attended a press conference organized by Assemblyman Jerry Hill at the Boys & Girls Club of San Mateo to celebrate Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 1301: Retail Tobacco Sales: STAKE Act, authored by Hill. This law would require the State to suspend or revoke tobacco retail licenses for stores that are repeatedly caught selling tobacco to minors.  Assemblyman Hill celebrated by holding a press conference alongside Youth Leadership Institute, San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition, Breathe California, and Asian American Recovery Services, who have collaborated extensively in previous years to research and document the problem of underage youth access to tobacco products.  Among the educational displays was a collection of several packs of cigarettes purchased by underage members of the Stay Safe Youth Coalition (SSYC) of Asian American Recovery Services as part of a research project demonstrating the ease with which tobacco products can be accessed by minors.  SSYC youth conducted these purchases with adult supervision as part of years of work pushing for stronger Tobacco Retail License (TRL) laws locally.  Together with Youth Leadership Institute, the San Mateo Tobacco Education Coalition, Breathe California, and Assemblyman Jerry Hill, SSYC youth of the now retired Stay Safe Program  of Asian American Recovery Services can celebrate an important milestone in their legacy of tobacco policy advocacy.  With continued collaboration with our partners, we hope to continue making important strides in the fight against tobacco.  Congratulations!

AB 1301: http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/Bills/AB_1301/20112012/

Assemblyman Jerry Hill describing the importance of stronger tobacco policy.

Cigarettes purchased by Stay Safe Youth Coalition (SSYC) members between 2005-2010 during their work on advocating for stronger Tobacco Retail Licensing (TRL) laws.

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YOUTH: NCPP Youth Coalition Presents to Daly City Council Meeting 6-25-2012

Since September 2011, the NCPP Youth Coalition had been working on an academic-year-long project on Responsible Alcohol Merchant Awards (RAMA) in Daly City.  NCPP youth received technical assistance throughout the year from Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), with trainings on Environmental Prevention, Data Collection & Analysis, and Building a Findings & Recommendations Report.  In the Spring of this year, the youth have been collecting data on the number of alcohol retail outlets within a two-mile radius of Jefferson High School.  Once the data was collected and analyzed, the youth chose 10 of the closest alcohol retail outlets within walking distance of Jefferson High to conduct observational surveys.  The results of those surveys were then organized with the help of YLI, and the youth presented their Findings & Recommendations Report at the June 25, 2012 meeting of the City Council of Daly City.  The presentation was well-received!  Check out the link to the video below (presentation is within the first 5 minutes of the video).

(After clicking link, scroll down to June 25, and click “View video”)
http://www.dalycity.org/City_Hall/Meeting_Agendas_and_Minutes/City_Council.htm

YOUTH: BOOF Presents to NCPP 5-30-2012

Youth from Betting On Our Future (BOOF) presented once again at the NCPP General meeting on 5/30/12.  Alex, who presented at the June 2011 NCPP General Meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of South San Francisco, returned with his peers to present a continuation of their past work with exploring problem gambling among teens in Daly City.  This time around, the BOOF youth screened a video they made in collaboration with Youth Leadership Institute and Baycat on payday lending practices at two local casinos: Lucky Chances (Colma), and Artichoke Joes (San Bruno).  The videos critically examine how payday lending targets and affects lower income communities of color, and yet still remains a legal practice despite astronomical interest rates.  Check out the following links to view both videos.

Payday lending BOOF video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaTqkYhkXAQ

Problem gambling BOOF video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCnSQvFnZoI

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PHOTOS: 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event 05-18-2012

NCPP Youth Coalition members, family, and staff attended the 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event at the William Walker Recreation Center in Foster City.  See the gallery below for pictures of the event, including recognition for the NCPP Youth Coalition and our fellow youth leaders and partners from Teens Making A Change in Pacifica (T-MAC) and Pacifica Partnership.

 

North County Prevention Partnership Youth Coalition members with Assemblyman Jerry Hill at the 15th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event at the William Walker Recreation Center in Foster City, 05-18-2012

PHOTOS: Pacific Islander Town Hall @ Alta Loma Middle School 05-22-2012

Congresswoman Jackie Speier held a Town Hall for the Pacific Islander community at Alta Loma Middle School in South San Francisco.  Pacific Islander community organizers and leaders were honored for their work, and had an opportunity to address their concerns with Congresswoman Speier.  Check out the picture gallery below!

Congresswoman Jackie Speier with honorees from the Pacific Islander community at Alta Loma Middle School in South San Francisco.