Category Archives: Youth

Summer PhotoVoice

DFC Summer 2015 Photovoice

North County Prevention Partnership is beginning a PhotoVoice project with South San Francisco Unified School District this summer!  Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply through making reservations by either calling (650) 243-4850, or emailing ncppsanmateo@gmail.com.

This creative project is meant to use photography as a story-telling medium to capture NCPP’s mission of increasing community collaboration, and reducing alcohol and drug use among youth. Community service hours will also be given, so  please feel free to sign up!

 

 

 

Design the Daly City Youth Health Center’s 25th Anniversary Walk-A-Thon t-shirt! (Due 2/1/2015)

Our friends at the Daly City Youth Health Center are looking for designers between the age of 13-25 who live in San Mateo County to design the t-shirt for the 25th Anniversary Walk-A-Thon event on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.  Entries are due on February 1st, 2015, and must be submitted as a PDF or JPEG file.  See and download the flyer and attached entry form below.

T-Shirt Design Info

 

 

 

 

BTC Attends San Mateo Friday Night Live Open House 10-20-2014

Be The Change (BTC) youth council joined other San Mateo Friday Night Live (FNL) chapters at the Open House event on Monday 10/20/2014 at Sequoia High School in Redwood City.  Other FNL chapters included youth from East Palo Alto (Youth EPA), Redwood City (Project Voice), and Sequoia High (The REAL).  Youth Leadership Institute staff facilitated the event and provided networking opportunities for the youth to meet each other.

FNL Open House 10-20-14 Pano1web

Members of Be The Change (BTC) youth coalition attended the San Mateo County Friday Night Live (FNL) Open House event at Sequoia High School in Redwood City on 10/20/14.

 

First reading of the Social Host Ordinance draft policy at Daly City Council meeting 10-13-2014

Members of Be The Change (BTC) youth council, NCPP staff, and community partners attended the October 13th meeting of the Daly City Council to be present and provide comments for the first reading of the Social Host Ordinance (SHO) draft policy in Daly City.  Since BTC’s presentation to the Daly City Council on June 16th, 2014 of their Findings & Recommendations report from the 2013 Youth Access Survey in Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD), Mayor David Canepa had become interested in addressing the issue of a high percentage of youth reporting underage drinking occurring in their home, or the home of their friend, and how oftentimes parents are unaware that underage drinking is taking place in their home.  In the past few months since BTC presented to City Council, Mayor Canepa consulted with NCPP for more information about SHO, and worked with the City Attorney and Daly City Police Department to develop a draft policy of the ordinance.

Daly City Chief of Police Manny Martinez addressing City Council regarding the law enforcement perspective for the draft of the Social Host Ordinance introduced by Mayor David Canepa.

Daly City Chief of Police Manny Martinez addressing City Council regarding the law enforcement perspective for the draft of the Social Host Ordinance introduced by Mayor David Canepa.

This evening marked a small victory in the process, as City Council voted 4-1 to approve the revision of the SHO with higher and more clearly outlined fee minimums in an effort to serve as a strong deterrent for parents who may be hosting underage drinking parties in their home.  Please stay tuned for updates on when the SHO policy revision will be presented once again to Daly City Council in the near future.

NCPP would like to thank the following:

  • BTC team leaders Hao Lin and Angela,
  • NCPP consultant Mary Bier,
  • Partners Nancy Eagan (retired JUHSD) and Anthony Heimuli (Youth Leadership Institute),
  • Mayor David Canepa,
  • DC Police Chief Manny Martinez,
  • City Manager Martel & City Attorney Rose Zimmerman
  • Daly City Council for recognizing SHO as a proactive measure and deterrent for parents to host underage drinking parties that can have potentially deadly outcomes

 

First reading of the Social Host Ordinance draft policy, 10-13-2014

BTC presenting Findings & Recommendations report from 2013 Youth Access Survey to Daly City Council, 6-9-2014

BTC Picnic at San Bruno Park 7-17-2014

NCPP Staff celebrated with Be The Change youth collaborative at San Bruno Park.  We BBQed hot dogs and burgers, and relaxed with some board games, music, and great company.  BTC members received a certificate of appreciation, and a stipend for their policy advocacy work to reduce the harm of alcohol in Daly City and Pacifica.