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Youth Leadership Initiative

The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) is a coordinated group of youth leaders and adult facilitators who work to change favorable youth attitudes toward underage marijuana use. The YLI will work on changing favorable attitudes by increasing resilience planning in and amongst youth, building and strengthening leadership and communication skills with YLI participants, and empowering YLI participants to continually shape planning and implementation of YLI program initiatives.

For more information about this work or to get involved, contact Erin James, Outreach Marijuana Prevention Coordinator, at Erin.James@kingcounty.gov

In 2017, youth leaders developed a series of public service announcements to explain why youth marijuana use is concerning.

View the videos to hear from the youth in their own words at right:

Steer Clear of underage marijuana use

Youth—in their own words | View on YouTube

Don't ride with a marijuana impaired driver

With King County data | View on YouTube

Don't let marijuana get in the way of your dreams

View on YouTube

Don't ride with a marijuana impaired driver

Short version | View on YouTube

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Sarah Ross-Viles, MPH, Program Manager

Email: srossviles@kingcounty.gov

Phone: 206-263-8955

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