BY TAFTON PASSEY, ORION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The Youth Council of Communities that Care met with the leaders of Utah at Jeremiah’s Lodge and Garden to speak about the issue of substance abuse in Weber schools. The youth talked with the policymakers about their experience in fighting and preventing substance abuse. Youth speakers spoke about the issues of vaping and substance abuse in their schools and community. The youth speakers also shared about their upcoming trip to CADCA in Washington D.C., where they will learn more skills to help their friends, family, and community. As a council member, I am grateful to have been able to spend time with these leaders.
Our leaders will continue to assist us in fighting substance abuse and preventing addiction in Utah, so that many of the youth of our state will be protected from addiction and the health issues caused by substance use. We will work to minimize usage in our schools, using both the power of policies and advertisement as protective factors.
The Weber CTC Youth Council is looking for new members. If you are in 7th-12th grade and live in Weber High boundaries, please contact Jill Ramage at firstname.lastname@example.org.