Geauga Youth Led Prevention expanded their reach in 2019 to serve Auburn Career Center, a joint vocational school that serves 11 school districts in Lake and Geauga Counties.
Even with a widely diverse student body, strict vocational program requirements (limiting the amount of time in YLP group), and an early close to the school year due to COVID-19, YLP students and adult allies had a very successful year.
Two YLP groups (first year and second year) combined forces on identifying problems of focus, reaching common ground on two very divergent topics, and collaborated to reach their first objective: Make ACC more bilingual, and sensitive to Spanish speaking students and families.
Auburn administrators looked at the data they had gathered, sat in on several meetings, and listened carefully to students’ proposals. The result is seen below in the first Spanish –English posters to be used in ACC’s hallways. ACC also took heed and hired a translating service to begin the process of translating all online forms into Spanish, with priority on those that go home to parents.
We can’t wait to see these students working on their next task!
Whether you were signed up for the cancelled Regional Youth Summit, are part of the Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network, Northeast Ohio RLC, or are a champion for youth voice, you will be interested in the following Youth Led Program Virtual Learning Series, sponsored by Connect CLE, the Northeast Ohio YLP Learning Collaborative.
The goal of Connect CLE is the expansion of quality, evidence-based Youth Led Prevention Programs in Northeast Ohio, and to empower our youth to become a powerful voice for change in their schools and communities.
“Behind every important message is an even stronger voice. That voice is usually coming from one passionate person or a group of dedicated, like-minded individuals. In this case, we would like to highlight the latter. More specifically, we would like to bring you a message from The Geauga Youth Advisory Council. (YAC)”
In response to to COVID-19, the ESC Prevention Services Department will provide online resources, information and in some cases curriculum units to our teachers and parents. Please check our website for weekly updates on articles, classroom resources and information.
Geauga County Copeline is a Crisis Service that offers 24/7 resources.
Youth Advisory Council’s 2nd Annual “E-Race The Stigma” Mental Health Awareness 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk will take place on June 27th – location TBD. Come join us as we break the stigma of Mental Health and realize that It’s Okay not to be Okay!
Stay tuned for further updates and registration information!