Youth development activities empower young people to develop critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration skills as they promote healthy choices.
California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP) works toward positive and healthy youth development through engaging youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. Their primary goal is to form youth-adult partnerships with young people, to provide programs rich in opportunities and support.
Mikva Challenge created Voice, Power, and Action, a curriculum that aims to develop youth leaders through cultivating activism skills. Mikva Challenge also developed Project Soapbox for leadership skill building and prompt youth leaders to speak out to their peers and neighborhood leaders on their issues and provide their own vision for community improvement.
Royer Studios is an award-winning education and entertainment corporation with over 30 years of technical and creative experience in film, video, and animation production. Royer Studios is committed to youth empowerment through media arts, engaging young people in experiential service-learning projects and programs that involve animation and video production, audio production, and graphic design.
Visit the website for sample videos of anti-tobacco and anti-vape songs performed by Music Notes.
CATCH My Breath empowers students to make a meaningful contribution to vaping prevention efforts building skills, like public speaking, event planning, advocacy, and more. CATCH offers guides for fundraising, advocating, communicating, and educating related to vape use prevention efforts. Students also have opportunities for scholarships through participation in service-learning projects.
STAKE Act - The California Decoy Program is based out of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County. They have regional representatives who recruit students statewide to participate in undercover tobacco attempted buy operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement.
TUPE programs throughout the state of California have generously shared their own tools and resources that reflect best practices and model youth development strategies. We hope that these tools can inspire your own creations or be adapted to fit your community's needs.
Peer Advocate Toolkits - YouthSanta Clara County Office of Education in Collaboration with Contra Costa County Department of Education developed two toolkits to facilitate the implementation of Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Peer Advocate groups within schools. This toolkit is designed specifically for a youth audience.
Peer Advocate Toolkits - Site CoordinatorSanta Clara County Office of Education in Collaboration with Contra Costa County Department of Education developed two toolkits to facilitate the implementation of Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Peer Advocate groups within schools. This toolkit is designed specifically for those implementing or facilitating peer advocacy groups.