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PHOTOS: Youth Access Survey Data Collection Training 12-4-2013

Be The Change youth coalition gathered together after school at the Jefferson Union High School District office for a Data Analysis training provided by Kat of Youth Leadership Institute.  NCPP would like to give a special thanks to Associate Superintendent Mr. Keith Irish for being immensely supportive of the Youth Access Survey from the beginning, and especially today for helping to provide the laptops used for the data entry process!  Thank You!!

PHOTOS: NCPP Youth Access Survey @ Jefferson High School 11-27-2013

This morning NCPP Staff met with students from “Be The Change” youth coalition at Jefferson High School to co-administer the 2013 JUHSD Youth Access Survey to 13 classrooms, reaching approximately 325 students.  The survey process went extremely well!

Thank you to the Jefferson High students that administered and also took the Youth Access Survey.  Stay tuned in the coming months for our analysis and release of the final survey report!

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!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County BBQ

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County will be having a BBQ on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 5:00PM-8:00PM.

Location: Pacifica Moose Lodge, 776 Bradfor Way, Pacifica, CA 94044

Prices:

  • Adults $15 in advance, $20 at the door
  • Kids (under 12) $5
  • Kids (5&under) FREE

Click the image below to download the PDF flyer.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Tobacco and Its Impact in My Community Photo Contest

The California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program (CDPH/CTCP) is launching “Tobacco and Its Impact in My Community”, a photo contest to promote awareness of how the presence of tobacco is still a problem in our state. Their goal is to showcase images submitted by California students that “tell the story” about tobacco control issues significantly impacting youth and disadvantaged communities. These issues include exposure to secondhand smoke, cigarette butt litter, and tobacco marketing in the retail environment.

As a sponsor of the photo contest, the American Cancer Society, California Division (ACS) is providing $1,000 in cash prizes for the winning photo entries! CDPH/CTCP will announce the photo contest winners during the week of November 18, 2013, to coincide with ACS’ “Great American Smokeout” on November 21st.

Middle and high school-age students are highly recommended to enter because they represent an important age group to engage in anti-tobacco use activities and, in the past, have demonstrated strong participation in similar contests conducted by CDPH. CDPH/CTCP is proud to partner with the California Department of Education, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE) to promote the photo contest to middle and high schools throughout California. All photo submissions will be exhibited online (this may include the Fight Tobacco Facebook page, the TobaccoFreeCA Facebook page, as well as the CDPH and CTCP websites).

Submit your photos for any of the four following categories!

1. Stores near schools
2. Secondhand smoke (outdoor and indoor)
3. Cigarette butt litter
4. “What’s wrong with this picture?”

Click the image below to download the PDF.

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Click on the image below to download the PDF flyer for information on how to enter, contest requirements, eligibility, prizes, and limitations of liability and release.

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