Youth With Vision members are involved in a variety of local and statewide advocacy efforts. For over a year, members have been advocating for Tobacco 21, a movement to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21. They are also involved in local efforts and campaigns to discourage underage drinking, the Safe Prom and Graduation Partnership, around prom and graduation season. Members have worked with local transportation companies to educate them on social host laws that would also include allowing minors to consume alcohol in their limos or party buses. Members are also involved in their local prevention coalitions and work together to develop social marketing campaigns and public service announcements to raise awareness on the harms of nicotine, tobacco, marijuana, and underage drinking. Twice a year, Youth With Vision meets with their state legislators to speak about their top priority legislative issues. In 2015, they received ACT Missouri’s Coalition of the Year award, and in May of 2016, they were the recipients of the national Tobacco Free Youth Advocates of the Year award.
Members being recognized are: Destiny Adams, Kennedea Caldwell, Casey Flynn, Carah Sage, Amber Thrasher, Jake Wolfe, Sydney Neal, Katharine Turpen, Joe Hoyt, and Madelyn Judah.