Youth Presentations/Speaking Opportunities
LCAC is committed to strengthening the skills and capacity of young people to influence positive change in the communities where they live, learn and grow. Knowing that young people are the best resource for creating this change, we strategically and effectively engage them in ways that honor and respect their unique individual gifts and perspectives. We provide them with training and empower them with skills they can use in the future. Coalition work provides the young people of our community with many speaking opportunities.
One such opportunity is CADCA, which is a leading nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally by increasing youths’ knowledge on topics such as substance misuse, equity, and overall health by leading projects, programs, and trainings. Four members of Levittown YOUTH received scholarships to attend CADCA’s 2022 National Leadership Forum. Three of the students applied for and were selected to participate in CADCA’s National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC). In addition, Levittown YOUTH led the legislative appointments at CADCAs National Leadership Forum in 2021. They used their advocacy skills on state objectives to educate their Congress and State Senate on the need and importance of funding “primary” prevention at the highest level.
Our youth have a powerful voice and bring critical insight and sustainability to prevention.