Category Archive for: Youth

E-cigarettes and Youth Don’t Mix

by dstudio21

Adolescent years are times of important brain development. Brain development begins during the growth of the fetus in the womb and continues through childhood and to about age 25. Nicotine exposure during adolescence and young adulthood can cause addiction and harm the developing brain.   Did you Know? Nicotine affects brain development, which continues to…

Youth Now Video & Graphics Contest

by dstudio21

                Let your middle and high school youth know to get started! Youth all over SW Washington can tell their story to win great prizes while inspiring their friends to find their own reasons to choose not to use marijuana. The contest theme is a single message: “There…

Parenting back to School communication

by dstudio21

Staring a new school year is an exciting time! New things to learn, new friends to make and maybe some new activities to try. This can also be stressful for children and adults alike.  Here are some tips for communication: Be available for your children. Let your kid’s know you are listening. Respond in a…

Spring Youth Forum

by dstudio21

UNITE! Youth Leadership Team won an opportunity to compete at the 2016 Spring Youth Forum held at Great Wolf Lodge May 19th. The youth were chosen because of their community work to reduce underage drinking through advertising awareness. Ann Stevens and Deb Connors led the team of Bridgette McCarthy, Carson Connors, Chloe Connors, Sydney Mederos,…

Let’s Draw the Line

by dstudio21

April 30, 2016 Community works together to draw the line between youth and alcohol UNITE! Youth Leaders lead an advertising awareness and marketing education project to support youth in making healthy choices and avoiding alcohol use. Over 30 community members and youth participants conducted a community survey of neighborhood stores on April 30th. They also…