Project YES (Youth Empowered for Success) Coalition
Mission: To empower our youth by creating opportunities to enhance their potential.
Vision: To engage youth, families, and committed stakeholders in providing education and promoting healthy decision making. By doing so, we will be proactive in our efforts to create a safe and healthy community where youth choose to no use alcohol, tobacco and drugs and are valued for their choices.
For more information about Project YES or to schedule a presentation, please contact the
Richland County Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The use of electronic vapor products (e-cigarettes, vapes, vape pens, e-cigars, e-hookahs, hookah pens and mods [such as JUUL, SMOK, Suorin, Vues and blu]) continues to be a problem in North Dakota. In 2021, 30% of high school seniors said they had used a vape product in the past month. (source: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/districtsschools/safety-health/youth-risk-behavior-survey)
What can you do ?
Resources for Parents
Resources for Kids
- Underage drinking is associated with various negative consequences for young people and can affect and endanger the lives of those around them. Children who drink alcohol are more likely to: use drugs, get bad grades, suffer injury or death, engage in risky sexual activity, make bad decisions, have health problems. (source: https://www.samhsa.gov/talk-they-hear-you/parent-resources/consequences-underage-drinking)
- Supplying alcohol to a minor is a crime – even for parents, even at home.
What can you do ?
Learn more at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Parents, talk to your children about choices, rules and consequences
Think you have a problem? Here are some resources for you.
- With the increased legalization of marijuana across the United States, there is a growing perception among youth that it is not harmful or addictive. Unfortunately marijuana can cause major health, safety, social and learning problems, especially in adolescents. (source: https://www.parentslead.org/special-topics/marijuana)
Learn more about marijuana use in teens and young adults at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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