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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!

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.

BBQ

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!!

Community Members from Pacifica and Daly City Coming Together to Learn About RBST Policy on 09-05-13

SEPT.5, 2013 (THURS): Community members living and working in Daly City and Pacifica attended NCPP’s Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBST) Policy Informational Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to educate the community about what RBST policy is, how it is effectively working in other communities, and what it can look like in Daly City and Pacifica.Attendees also participated in rich discussion.

Representatives from the City of Pacifica Council, City of Daly City Council, Pacifica Police Department, Daly City Police Department, Daly City Youth Health Center, Parent Teacher Student Association, Asian American Recovery Services, Jefferson Union High School District, Prevention Research Center, Teens Making a Change Youth Council, and other community members were present.

LisaMarie Miramontes, PhD. (Prevention Research Center) engaging in a group discussion with Jeremy Curimao (Teens Making a Change Youth Council)

By 2015, NCPP seeks to pass a mandatory RBST policy in both Daly City and Pacifica which would allow alcohol merchants to be trained on the laws and policies revolving around serving to minors and obviously intoxicated individuals.

In order to make that happen, the partnership is aware that it is important to work with everyone in the community, which includes alcohol merchants, parents, police departments, city councilmembers, youth, the media, and more.

Passing a mandatory RBST policy affects everyone. NCPP hopes to bring a group of people together to ensure that the policy we work on brings positive change.

NCPP will be having a “Policy Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting,” on November 7, 2013 from 3:30PM-5:00PM at the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) Office in Room 226.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Mary Bier, NCPP Consultant, at marykbier@gmail.com