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SSF Youth Access Survey Forms

Parental Consent Forms (Consent Form, Medical Authorization, Media Release)
[Please have your parent or guardian complete these forms, and return to NCPP staff at the next meeting or drop off at the Asian American Recovery Services office between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, at 1115 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA 94080.]

Without these completed forms, you cannot participate in the Youth Access Survey project!

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Upcoming Meeting and Training Schedule (dates subject to change) 

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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

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: 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!