YESS (Youth Engagement and School Success)
Standing committee responsible for promoting Youth Asset Development within the community and increasing community awareness of the risks and harmful effects related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Present strategies include, but are not limited to Middle School Asset Teams, Youth Asset Awards, the annual Spooktacular Event, Red Ribbon Campaign, and Parents Who Hose campaign.
Parents Who Host:
Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking educates parents about the health and safety risks of providing alcohol to teenagers and increases awareness of and compliance with underage drinking laws.
Red Ribbon Campaign:
Red Ribbon Week is the Nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program, reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually October 23-31. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events, young people pledge to live a drug-free lifestyle and pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.
The 40 Developmental Assets were created by Search Institute as building blocks that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible. Grants are offered to local middle schools in order to enhance and promote asset development in schools. Schools receiving the grant assemble asset teams, consisting of youth and adults who attend a one-day training to learn more about youth asset development. The number of ways to promote assets is countless so teams have the opportunity to be creative while meeting the needs of students in their schools.