Youth Participate in 2nd Annual Regional Retreat

This past February over 60 young people from all six of our communities came together for the 2nd Annual Regional Youth Retreat. Students were able to look at and discuss their own data from the Attitudes and Behavior survey they took in Fall 2017. This year they looked at the risk behavior data and learned how to create positive social norms campaigns that change the conversation about drugs and alcohol in our communities. Typically, the narrative that gets passed around is about the youth who participated in risky behaviors like drinking alcohol or using drugs. These stories might make it seem like everyone is participating in those behaviors, however, we know that most students are making healthy choices. Students learned how to change the conversation, and instead, promote the healthy choices that a majority of students are making.