I had the very distinct opportunity to be a facilitator through the Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation (MCYAF). MCYAF was selected as one of three sites in Illinois and only eighteen nationwide to be part of the Above the Influence next advertising campaign.
The Above the Influence campaign is part of the very thing that the MCYAF Organization is working to influence.
- Reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among Maine Township youth
- Effect change in public policy
- Establish and strengthen collaboration and capacity to address teen alcohol, tobacco and drug use
After completing this portion of the program two of the teens ad campaign brand slogans were selected and potentially could go to regional and ultimately to the national ad campaign, for the Above the Influence brand. Regardless of the outcome these bright young ladies crafted messages that would both inspire, direct and lead toward both themselves and their friends in leading a drug free life.
I was proud to participate and stand willing and able to represent the my agency and my organization in any effort to reduce drug, gang and violence involvement across the nation.