The Teen Action Council (TAC) is a youth-led, adult-guided coalition that strives to create youth connections, provide community outreach, and support youth advocacy. TAC youth educate their peers in hopes to prevent substance misuse and mental health challenges. They do this by working together as a team to plan and implement activities.
TAC accomplishes their mission by giving youth a voice, providing youth an outlet, and showing youth their reason. The coalition will focus on facilitating accessible and open community collaboration between sectors in order to create a well-trained prevention-focused team, and optimize the amount of youth being served through the coalition. The coalition will also focus on engaging youth and families in evidence-based prevention activities to increase the knowledge and preparation of the target population to make substance-free choices.
TAC addresses youth substance use by engaging the target population, youth, in the planning and implementation of strategies and activities. By providing training opportunities such as the CADCA National Leadership Forum, Teen Leadership Summit, and training on the Strategic Prevention Framework Model, we are creating a youth prevention workforce in Wilkes. This workforce is vital in reducing/preventing substance use issues among youth by discovering and appropriately addressing the local conditions that are driving substance use.
Wilkes Youth Life Developments’ Teen Action Council (TAC) provides youth a place where they can discuss and maneuver daily life obstacles and challenges with peers. TAC is a youth led and adult guided program that strives to create youth connections, provide community outreach, and support youth advocacy. We educate our peers in hopes to prevent substance misuse and mental health challenges. We will do this by working together as a team, where everyone is involved and feels that they are in a safe space. We will accomplish this by giving youth a voice, providing youth an outlet, and showing youth their reason.
Adult Advisory Committee
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