These are some of the projects we have done to promote mental well-being and prevent youth substance use in Clark County. With each project, we created a toolkit because we are passionate about sharing ideas. Feel free to use and adapt our materials to fit your community needs, but please credit Teens for Tomorrow.
Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest and Workshop (October 2022):
For this project, Teens for Tomorrow members led a prevention-themed poster contest and workshop with a group of 1st through 5th grade students at the Boys and Girls Club. The students created posters about their favorite healthy coping skill, and voted for the winning posters on the last day of their workshop.
All of the posters were displayed at a local coffee shop after the event, so that our community could learn more about healthy coping skills too.
Want to lead your own prevention-themed poster contest? Check out our free toolkit, here. Please credit Teens for Tomorrow when you do.
COVID-19 Exposure Care Kits (April 2022):
For this project, we partnered with Clark County TeenTalk and the Family-Community Resource Center coordinator from Discovery Middle School to offer students some support and resources when they had to miss school due to quarantine.
Each care kit included:
Want to make a care kit of your own? Check out our free toolkit, here. Please credit Teens for Tomorrow when you do.
Better You BINGO: A 30-day Healthy Coping Challenge (April/May 2021):
With the pandemic, the 2020-2021 school year was really difficult. While many youths were back in school for hybrid learning, many chose to stay home for the health and safety of their loved ones. That kind of isolation and loneliness can be hard to cope with. That is why TFT planned a virtual youth-driven project called Better You BINGO, which introduced other youth in the community to activities that focus on healthy coping skills. Some examples of the challenges include reducing screen time, enjoying nature, and taking time to exercise. Participants were entered into a prize drawing for their choice of a healthy-coping-related prize!
When we first started this project, we didn't realize it would receive media attention. We had interviews with The Columbian, local radio station FM News 101, and even a prevention podcast!
Are you interested in launching your own Better You BINGO campaign? If so, download our how-to guide in PDF. Our PDF includes everything you need to start your own Better You BINGO campaign, including links and templates for Canva, Google Forms, emails, and more. Please credit Teens for Tomorrow when you do.
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We Are Still Learning Too: A Youth-to-Youth Panel (April 2019):
After reviewing our 2016 Healthy Youth Survey data and reading about how a large portion of youth in our community experience depression and anxiety, we were worried and wanted to do something about it. Youth want to hear stories from other teens and want to know they’re not alone. However, hearing stories from adults is important, but hearing stories from other teens can be empowering. That is why we did a panel on healthy coping skills.
Are you interested in hosting your own youth panel? If so, download our how-to guide in PDF or Word and adapt it to the goals of your community or audience. Please credit Teens for Tomorrow when you do.
Good Friends in Hard Times Workshop (March 2018):
Being a friend to others is a day-to-day task, but do you know how to have tough conversations? We created this workshop so our peers could learn skills to help people they care about cope during tough times without using substances and learn how to start difficult conversations. We recognize that we are all experts, and we each have a lot of wisdom to share. So, in this workshop, everyone—including participants—learned from each other.
Find Your Good Social Media Campaign: https://www.youthnow.me/findyourgood/.