COCA invites Berks County high school students in grades 9-12 to participate in our Teen Prevention Coalition. Participants will learn about substance use prevention, develop leadership skills, and take action to make a difference in the community. The group will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Muhlenberg Recreational Center.
COCA’s Teen Prevention Coalition is a leadership development program for high school students who live in Berks County. The program is led by the Council on Chemical Abuse Prevention team and is founded on an evidence-based model of empowerment designed to engage youth through knowledge, skills, and action. Students will learn about important topics in substance use prevention and what they can do to make a difference. They will gain the skills to advocate for change, take action and be a voice for youth everywhere.
Design media campaigns and marketing content | Develop leadership skills | Learn about the dangers of substance use | Meet with legislators | Work with other Berks County teens | Gain community service hours | Build their resumes
Students can decide what topics they are interested in learning about and what activities they want to participate in. Teens will have the opportunity to participate in other COCA youth engagement programs.
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