Kara Bernskoetter, MYAA Youth Ambassador and member of the MYAA Marketing Committee, provides us with a first-hand account of her experience at this year’s Prevention Day at the Capitol.
Prevention Day was held at the capitol on January 28th. The day began with us, the MYAA Youth Ambassadors, providing breakfast pastries to the General Assembly and their staff along with the visitors. This was a great opportunity to spread the word about MYAA and what we are and do. There was a display set up of photo voice posters created by us Youth Ambassadors. Photo voice is a way to communicate the message of prevention through pictures and captions. I visited my state senator, Mike Kehoe, and put my advocacy training into action. Talking to your legislator is a great way to prove that the youth have a strong voice and that we truly do care about the decisions made in our communities.