UPC Youth Council updated their information in their About section.
Working to keep youth and young adults safe and drug free We are focused on prevention of alcohol and drug use among youth.
The Youth Council is a student led prevention organization made up of Fairfax County students 8th-12th grade. We meet twice a month to discuss issues we see in our schools and ways to solve those problems. We also conduct community initiatives that encourage an alcohol and drug-fee life. We speak to local legislators on Capitol Hill, and speak before the School Board and the Board of Supervisors.
Please join us if you are interested in making a difference in your community. Students from all Fairfax County schools, public and private are welcome!
UPC Youth Council updated their information in their About section.
UPC Youth Council updated their address.
We're at it again! Thank you Aimee for joining us today, we had a great time, and it was wonderful to meet you!
Tune into NBC 4 news now to find out what our youth council has been up to!
Thank you to the Virginia ABC and Giant Food Stores for helping us put into action this vital community awareness initiative. We look forward to the next event, Monday, June 12th in Herndon and Annandale.
Fairfax County Public Schools students held a Project Sticker Shock event in December. The next scheduled event is June 12.
We're looking forward to this year's YADAPP conference! Contact us for more information.
The DEA Drug Take Back day is this Saturday, April 29th, from 8am-2pm. Our youth council supports this amazing effort to curb the misuse of prescription medications by our youth and will be out again this year. Please visit any of the eight Fairfax County police stations to drop off your unused/expired prescriptions or to learn more about prescription drug abuse at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
Spring break is just around the corner, take a look at these alcohol facts to help you make good choices next week!
Have a safe and happy holiday!
The UPC Youth Council participated in this important community awareness campaign with the Fairfax -Falls Church Community Services Board on March 24, 2017. Our members gathered data on to***co sales and marketing techniques among Fairfax Co. retailers and obtained a pledge from each retailer to be diligent about not selling to***co products of any kind to underage youth.
The Unified Prevention Coalition Youth Council is participating in yet another community initiative! Tomorrow we embark on Operation CounterAct to bring awareness to our community about youth use of to***co and to***co products. In conjunction with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, we will be surveying Fairfax County to***co retail establishments to gauge their level of marketing and sales procedures to ensure our youth are not encouraged to purchase to***co products . UPC Youth Council
Check this out! Just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
Narconon offers suggestions on how to have fun and enjoy life without drugs or alcohol.
There will be a lot of good and useful information for anyone looking for work.
Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of four upcoming teen job fairs in Fairfax County. Job fairs will be held as follows:
High school students may be particularly vulnerable to Daylight Savings-induced sleep loss, says Dr. Kumar, since their internal clocks make it difficult for them to shift their sleep patterns an hour earlier. A 2015 study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that teens lost significant sleep after the spring time change, and showed increased sleepiness, delayed reaction time, and more lapses in attention on subsequent days. This is concerning not just for academics, but also for teen drivers’ safety behind the wheel. In fact, several studies have reported increases in fatal automobile accidents in the days following the spring time change.
As nice as it is today it's hard to believe we'll be under a blanket of snow by morning. Check this out and be prepared!
The National Weather service is forecasting a snowstorm to impact our county beginning tonight.
Check out these resources for talking to you teen about drug use.
Research suggests that it may be bad for you just to be around secondhand ma*****na smoke.
Available evidence suggests that Inhaling secondhand ma*****na smoke may not be as bad for your health as smoking ma*****na -- but it isn’t harmless, either.
The TEOCO Corporation continues to support our organization by hosting our annual Dinner & Games night. This year we were joined by the Grace Community Center Youth Group.
Members of our youth council visited Capitol Hill to meet with legislators about issues and concerns they see among their peers.
New research: Prevention Programs Reduces Substance Use by Participants’ Friends: https://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2017/01/prevention-program-reduces-substance-use-by-participants-friends
Advertising is big business. Our nation's youth are being targeted as having longer consumer lifespans and branding starts early. Please read this short article on the influence of marketing and advertising on our kids.
An online guide about interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The guide offers research-based principles that affect a child’s self-cont...
About Public Policy and Capitol Hill Day Your coalition is the fuel that keeps our movement going! Achieving the mission to prevention substance abuse is possible, but we need your help/ Capitol Hill Day is one of the most exciting events at the Forum, providing participants from across the country…
Our youth council will be kicking off the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Alcohol and Drug Facts Week with dinner and games tonight. Hosted by TEOCO Corporation we are welcoming the Grace Community Center Korean Youth Group and any students interested in joining our Youth Council. Please see the link for more information about NIDA and contact us if you are interested in attending this evening.
National Drug Facts Week® was launched in 2010 by NIDA to counteract the myths teens hear about drugs and drug abuse.
Our youth council is ready for Sticker Shock today!
Feel free to join us as we remind our communities that the legal drinking age in Virginia is 21 and the consequences of buying alcohol for underage youth.
Here are the locations of today's events:
Hayfield Giant 7558 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310; 4:00 pm
Oakton Giant 2932 Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124; 4:00 pm
Centreville Giant 14125 St Germain Dr, Centreville, VA 20121; 4:30 pm
Kings Park Giant 8970 Burke Lake Rd, Springfield, VA 22151; 4:45 pm
McLean Giant 1454 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101; 6:00 pm
Thank you to Giant Food stores for allowing us to spread the word and to our valued FCPD officers who are taking the time to be a part of this important message.
Thank you Glory Days Grill for your support!
November 29th is ! GDG will donate 10% of sales from all 6 FFX locations to Unified Prevention Coalition! Dine out and support this worthy cause!
Youth council junior member, Lanie, pays a visit to the Drug Enforcement Agency's Drug Take Back day on October 22, 2016.
Youth council members enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Ritz-Carlton for the 18th Annual CADCA Drug-free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner. They had the pleasure of speaking with Arthur Dean, Chairman and CEO of CADCA; the Honorable Mary Bono, former member of the U.S. Congress; and local NBC news anchor Pat Lawson-Muse.
Red Ribbon Week starts on Monday! We distributed posters to all Fairfax County Middle Schools, reminding our middle school youth that the best life is a drug-free life. Parents and neighbors please encourage your kids to stay away from drugs and alcohol!
MTV Launches Docs Unit with Macklemore’s ‘Prescription for Change’
MTV is diving back into the documentary arena with “Prescription For Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis.” The Oct. 11 premiere of the hourlong doc featuring Macklemore and President Obama…
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