Youth Action Committee
The Youth Action Council gives a voice to youth in how to reduce the harm of alcohol and other dangerous drugs. A strong youth voice in prevention is important and really works. Data has shown that youth led prevention activities are very effective. A healthy youth voice also gives a perspective that all of us adults need to hear.
The Big Village Youth Action Council works to create student led groups in high schools in central Portland to accomplish:
- Raising awareness about the dangers of substance abuse amongst youth
- Increasing youths’ perception of harm that alcohol and other dangerous drugs have on their lives
- Helping expose youth to healthy social norms by delivering statistics that show everyone is NOT drinking and using drugs
- Helping youth take the initiative for their own health and healthy decision making