Advocacy can seem like such an overwhelming word. Our goal is to break it down into smaller pieces and give you ideas of what you can do to advocate. Come join us as we share proven prevention methods that can lead to positive changes in your community. We received the Community Health in Action Award and Coalition of the Year Award in 2015 for our Nicotine is Nicotine Campaign. We were also recognized for our involvement in raising the age of tobacco and nicotine product purchase/sales from 18 to 21 in Kansas City, Missouri in 2015 and Gladstone in 2016. We will discuss how education, social marketing campaigns, and advocating to key community members (including elected officials) can result in powerful prevention.
Main Presenters: Jordan Elder and Conor Henry, Youth With Vision
Jordan Elder and Conor Henry are the co-chairs of Youth With Vision. Youth With Vision is a student led organization made up of middle and high school students from Clay, Platte and Ray counties. Members strive to decrease substance use among their peers by putting education into action. These young leaders have gained local, statewide, and national recognition for their programs, and would love to share the knowledge gained from their efforts and campaigns with other youth groups across the state!