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PHOTOS: JUHSD Youth Access Survey Training 10-5-2013

Youth volunteers participated in a Youth Access Survey (YAS) training today.  The training, led by Katrina Socco of Youth Leadership Institute, was designed to enhance the participants’ awareness of how alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) affect various communities.  Upon participating in the activities and reflecting on the questions posed, the youth began to develop a critical consciousness of the importance of their role in shaping change in their environment.  They spent a major portion of the training time reviewing the 2008 Youth Access Survey tool administered in the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD), and engaged in a process of editing to remove, modify, add, and simplify survey questions based on current pop-culture trends and observations.  Youth also learned about the process of proctoring the YAS, and developed a collective identity for their group.  After a period of brainstorming and deliberation, the youth ultimately decided on calling themselves, “Be The Change,” a bold statement of their heartfelt convictions to action-orientedness and civic engagement.

“Be The Change” will receive additional trainings in the near future to engage with adult stakeholders at the students’ respective school in the District.  This training process will prepare the youth to work in tandem with school administrators, teachers, and their peers to collect the survey data.  In a future training, Be The Change will receive guidance on how to enter and analyze survey data to execute the next steps in the YAS process.

Stay tuned for more updates on this important and exciting project!

NCPP Staff would like to give a huge THANK YOU! to all the youth who took the time out of their Saturday to attend today’s training!

Healthy Retailer Project 2013 Video

It’s finally uploaded!  Here is the 10 minute documentary video of our experience doing the Healthy Retailer Project over Summer 2013!  Please watch, share, and let us know what you think!

The Healthy Retailer Project is part of an effort to assess the availability and marketing of alcohol, tobacco, and food products in at least 10,000 stores across the state.  Participants are trained to use an app on their smartphone device to administer the survey, which takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.  Youth volunteers from Teens Making A Change youth council, Terra Nova high school, and San Francisco State University helped conduct 174 surveys in Daly City, Pacifica, South San Francisco, and even SFO International Airport!

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In San Mateo County, three groups participated in data collection efforts:
North County Prevention Partnership
Talauma for Tongans
South County Sheriff’s Activities League

Special Thanks to our partners who provided logistical support and supervision for our youth volunteers:
-Diana Hill from San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Alcohol and Other Drug Services
-Shaunda Scruggs and Megan Griffin from the San Mateo Tobacco Education Coalition
-LisaMarie Miramontes, PhD from the Prevention Research Center
-Andrea Rufo from Project 4PLAY and Project ASAP
-John Bartolome from ODASA

The video footage was shot with an iPhone 5, and edited in iMovie.

 

THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible!!

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Get Healthy Community Implementation Funding

The Get Healthy Community Implementation Funding supports the implementation of the Strategies for Improving Food & Physical Activity Environments in San Mateo County and is focused on funding neighborhoods, organizations and schools where there are limited, attractive opportunities for walking, biking, or using public transit and/or healthy food options.
Click the image below to visit the Get Healthy San Mateo County website, where you can learn more about Get Healthy Community Implementation Funding, download an application packet, and to find ideas on projects to increase access to healthy food and beverages, increase everyday physical activity, and much more.
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The application deadline is Friday, October 4, 2013 at 5:00PM!

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Car Wash September 21, 2013

Thomas R. Pollicita (TRP) Middle School’s Student Government will be sponsoring a car wash this SATURDAY, September 21, 2013 from 12:00-3:00PM on the blacktop.

The money raised will be used to pay for student activities, dances, field trips, and 8th grade end of the year events.

Location: 550 E. Market Street, Daly City, CA 94014

Click the image below to download the PDF.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Access Survey Student Program @ JUHSD in Daly City Volunteer Opportunity for Teens/Youth

Attention students attending Westmoor High School, Jefferson High School, Daly City, Terra Nova High School, and Oceana High School-Pacifica: check out this wonderful leadership opportunity with the Youth Access Survey (YAS) program! Earn community service hours and contribute great things for your peers and school.

The YAS can help fund school and community programs in addressing and preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) issues. We would like you to get involved and help make a difference in your school!

Click the image below to download the PDF.

2013 YAS Outreach Flyer

If you have any questions or need any clarifications, please don’t hesitate to contact Ingrid Mapanao through e-mail at imapanao@aars.org or by phone at 650-243-4855.