The Youth Coalition is a collaboration of volunteer community leaders dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing and reducing substance abuse among youth in the Santa Ynez Valley. Membership is open to all members of the community who believe in the Vision and Mission of the Valley Coalition. Coalition Members include volunteers from 12 community sectors including:
*Schools *Media *Youth-serving organizations *Business community *Law enforcement agencies*Civic and volunteer groups *Healthcare professionals *State, local or tribal governmental agencies** Religious or fraternal organizations *Other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse** Parents *Youth
We invite all parents and community members to join the Coalition.
Youth Participation and Action
The Youth Action Council (YAC) is comprised of high school students who serve as a youth advisory board to the Coalition. On-going projects provide opportunities to positively impact their peers and the community in which they live. The Youth Action Council’s involvement in a variety of teen and community activities will demonstrate the valuable role youth play in helping to prevent underage substance abuse.