20th Judicial District Teen Court Program recently received a grant of $1,000 from the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition to implement youth activities targeted for tobacco use prevention in 20th Judicial District. Teen Court is part of a statewide youth movement against tobacco.
Tobacco use remains a leading public health issue in Kansas. Currently 17.1% of Kansas youth say they smoke. The mini-grant goal is to encourage creativity in youth-led projects that focus on activities that protect teens and their peers from becoming addicted to cigarettes and tobacco products.
As part of the 20th Judicial District, Teen Court works with middle and high schools in Barton, Rice, and Russell counties. Students and schools located in these counties will compete during this three month tobacco free campaign.
There are two ways to WIN:
1. GO TO: JudiciaIDist TeenCourt on Facebook! Individual students can win $50 cash and additional prizes each month simply by telling their friends to be-friend us on Facebook and add a comment or post on our wall that lists the school they are from and the friends name that sent them there. (recruited adults count too, simply have them say what school they support and the name of the student who sent them on our wall)
2. Show some School Spirit! Schools within the 20th Judicial District Teen Court program with the most participation (per capita) will win the 2012 Youth Led Tobacco Prevention Trophy to display!
“It’s up to us to help make the change” “I hate kissing a girl who smokes it’s like kissing an ashtray”
The Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition, Inc. (TFKC) received a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, a national public health foundation devoted to tobacco use prevention and cessation, to support youth tobacco prevention efforts in Kansas.