Weakley County Youth Coalition
The Weakley County Youth Coalition is an extension of the Weakley County Prevention Coalition. The Youth Coalition is comprised of teens from Dresden and Westview High Schools. The goal of this group is to provide peer to peer education to the youth throughout the county on the adverse effects of prescription drug abuse and misuse, alcohol, and tobacco use among teens.
Youth coalition members at the annual, Youth Coalition Health Fair. This health fairs is put on the by youth coalition members to educate 8th grades student throughout Weakley County.
Youth Coalition members in Jackson, TN at the first annual TN Strong Conference for West TN. Students attended the conference to gain knowledge on tobacco policies and statistics. While learning important information at the conference, students also gained insight on how to implement useful tobacco programs within their community.
Youth Coalition members at Tennessee Teen Institute (TTI). TTI aide’s students in a great deal of knowledge on harmful drugs, alcohol, safe driving, mental health and other important issues impacting the lives of teens across the country. Students create action plans to implement in their communities. These action plans, gives the Youth Coalition guidance and goals to meet each academic year.