Youth Leadership Board
DougCo Youth Leadership Board- Teens Standing for the Future has member representation from several schools throughout the county and includes:
Open to teens ages 13-18, participants will engage in positive youth development and learn ways to prevent youth substance use and other risky behaviors among their peers in the community. Involving youth as partners in making decisions that affect them increases the likelihood that the decisions will be accepted, adopted, and become part of their everyday lives. In addition participants will explore a variety of teen related topics including health and wellness, violence prevention and mental health awareness.
Empowering youth to identify and respond to community needs helps them become empathetic, reflective individuals, setting them on a course to potentially continue this important work in their future.
The Douglas County Youth Leadership Board will collaborate with the Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition to provide a teen voice and youth-driven substance abuse prevention campaign. Meaningful youth engagement views youth as equal partners with adults in the decision-making process.
Benefits of joining the YLB:
- Service learning opportunities
- Community service hours
- Travel opportunities
- College application and resume credentials
- Free Dinner
- Collaborate with teens from around the county
Interested in joining? Check out the flyer and contact us at DougCoPrevention@gmail.com.