Youth Empowerment Project
We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5 pm at ESD 112 Conference Center. New members may drop in every month any time between 2:30-3:30 pm before each meeting to learn about the group (optional).
We’re building community in Southwest Washington, empowering youth to lead healthy lives. We see youth and adults as equal partners. We motivate and inspire young people to pursue goals and dreams. We help overcome obstacles and build resilience. YEP members live out our story and keep our community strong.
Media & advocacy skill building
Share health research
Have tough conversations
We are guided by the following beliefs, core assumptions and principles. These adapt and change along with our members and are developed by youth volunteers.
Check in with one another each meeting.
Always consider where we can go from here.
Discuss how we feel and what we think, early and often.
Enter with an open heart, be receptive to others, show up and engage.
Express our care for one another and share our appreciations out loud.
Seek new ideas, perspectives and listen with intent.
Meet people where they are. Be flexible and adapt to each individual.
Create a tolerant environment by welcoming people of all genders, sexual identities, political views, races, abilities, ages and more.
Offer helpful ideas, feedback and seek fresh perspective.
Connect youth with positive and supportive adult role models.
Light snacks and refreshments provided.
This is a voluntary/unpaid opportunity but service hours are tracked.
No leadership/prevention experience or drug/alcohol education necessary.
Contact staff for accommodations.
Contact our coordinator, Christopher Belisle for more information and to get connected with our team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-952-3587. Visit www.preventcoalition.org for information on our parent organization.