Who is Youth Now?

Youth Now educates, supports and empowers young people. We’re a youth substance use prevention initiative developed by caring adults and local youth, paid for by marijuana tax dollars and other grants. Youth Now offers resources, campaigns, research and other supports for youth, parents, educators and providers.

Prevent Coalition and Youth Now bring together community members from all walks of life, even those who have seemingly opposite opinions about substances, to connect and support communities, build resilience and prevent youth substance use.

Our Vision

Vision

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

Our Mission

Strategy

To change the conversation about substances. 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 youth substance use.

Mission:

We work to prevent youth from misusing marijuana.

Call to Action:

Why do you choose not to use?

Position

Funding

Research

Primary Audience

Find Your Good

Vision:

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

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

Primary Audience

Prevent Coalition

About Prevent

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