We can give our higher power law makers our insights on what is happening through our eyes. We can give them the ideas that we have on what we can accomplish. When young people are energized and inspired, the whole globe can change for the better through their dedication and passion. To youth that feel hopeless, or alone in this crazy thing called life, they can understand the purpose that they have.
Youth voice can ultimately lead to a multitude of amazing things. One example is better-designed policies that draw on the lived experience, insights and innovative ideas of young people. It’s important to promote engagement to all people under the age of 18 as allies in the development and sustainability of new programs and policies, including giving feedback on current projects or developing new social programs. Listening to youth voices also gives youth and young people a greater stake in society, increasing the likelihood that they will be civically active as adults.
As youth connect with lawmakers, the most important thing to remember is to be positive and do positive things. Success can only be achieved when we work together with our lawmakers, not against them, to make an everlasting, positive legacy within our society. If you follow your passions, youth can make a positive difference in the world, and be looked up to by peers, lawmakers, and everyone in between.
We work to learn about substance use prevention among ourselves and other youth by:
The youth in Clark County are empowered to: