Who is Youth Now?

The Youth Now Prevention Initiative and the Weed Can Wait campaign are directed by local youth and run by Clark County’s Prevent Coalition and Clark County Public Health. The campaign is the result of a Department of Health grant funded by Washington State tax dollars from marijuana sales. The coalition brings together a wide circle of community members for the common goal of creating greater health and well-being for everyone. Even those with seemingly opposite opinions about marijuana, like local law enforcement and recreational retailers are coming together to support youth prevention.

Our Vision

Vision

Our vision is to have healthy, thriving youth free of substance abuse.

Our Mission

Strategy

To change the conversation about substance abuse. Instead of talking AT youth about their choices, we’re talking WITH them through their own language.

Guiding Principles

Youth Now Prevention Initiative and all campaigns are guided by ongoing conversations with our youth and community partners.

We Are

Youth Led:

Youth leadership and presence is imperative at every phase of the campaign’s development and implementation. We use local data from our youth to employ the best strategies with youth voice.

Data-driven:

We provide youth with facts and research about brain development and Washington State law.

Inclusive:

People do not have to be against legal substance use to support youth prevention.

Connected:

Connection is the BEST prevention.

Trauma-Informed:

Building capacity for coping and resilience protects youth.

Campaigns

#weedcanwait

Vision:

Our vision is to have healthy, thriving youth free of substance abuse.

Mission:

We work to prevent youth from abusing marijuana.

Call to Action:

Why do you choose not to use?

Position

Funding

Research

Target Audience

Find Your Good

Vision:

Our vision is to have healthy, thriving youth free of substance abuse.

Mission:

We work to prevent youth from using alcohol.

Call to Action:

My good is____. What’s yours? What’s your good?

Position

Funding

Research

Target Audience

Prevent Coalition

About Prevent

Prevent Coalition’s mission: connecting and supporting communities to build resilience and prevent youth substance use.