The Youth Council is always working on an engaging and fun project to help reduce youth substance use in Rowan County. We work together through all stages of planning, designing, creating, and carrying out our projects, to make sure that they are truly peer to peer prevention efforts. We believe that projects and messages that come from our own voices and ideas are the most effective way to reach our peers.
Medication Take-Back with Meals on Wheels of Rowan County to help seniors safely dispose of unused and/or expired medication
A #QuaranTEEN Challenge on social media to encourage youth to talk to their parents about the dangers of substance use
Anti-Vaping Memes distributed to all Rowan County middle and high schools to bring awareness to the dangers of vaping and provide youth with resources to help them quit
Organized a “Pick-Up Butts Day” at the Salisbury City Park to clean up the park of littered cigarette butts and raise awareness of the dangers of smoking
Written and mailed postcards to local politicians, businesses, schools, law enforcement, and other community members to inform them of how important youth substance use prevention is to us