YES! Substance Abuse Prevention youth leader trainings empower young people in community change efforts to prevent underage drinking. To learn more about these trainings, contact Aidil Ortiz Hill at 919-229-8019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcohol 101 is a two to four-hour training that explores the impact of alcohol use, both on the body and the community. This training will engage youth to learn about the different types of alcohol and key information about binge drinking. Youth are given in-depth information on underage drinking facts and peer education strategies so they can become advocates in their own communities.
Media Advocacy 101
Media Advocacy 101 is a two to four-hour youth leader training that shows youth how the media works and how the alcohol industry uses media to attract young people to its products. The training exposes techniques used in advertisements for alcoholic beverages and gives youth an opportunity to develop their own media messages for their advocacy work. Youth who participate walk away with a deeper understanding of how media affects them and an opportunity to create media for their own advocacy efforts.
Youth Advocacy is a two to four-hour youth leader training that helps youth use their knowledge and critical awareness of underage drinking issues to advocate for a specific change to an environment, system or policy in their communities. Youth who attend this training should have a sound foundation of preventing underage drinking statistics and basic media work.
Specific topic areas of Youth Advocacy can be tailored to focus on any of the following policy areas.