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Youth Advi­so­ry Coun­cil Video

This past Feb­ru­ary, Youth Advi­so­ry Coun­cil (YAC) stu­dents from D211 col­lab­o­rat­ed with the The Illi­nois Insti­tute of Art — Schaum­burg and Trick­ster Gallery to cre­ate this video to defy oppres­sive stereo­types hold­ing back youth in the com­mu­ni­ty” as said by Dylan Toth, YAC Leader (Conant 18).

When stu­dents feel con­nect­ed to the com­mu­ni­ty, it’s a pro­tec­tive fac­tor in pre­vent­ing sub­stance use. Oth­er pro­tec­tive fac­tors include: self-con­trol, parental mon­i­tor­ing, aca­d­e­m­ic com­pe­tence, and anti-drug use poli­cies. Risk fac­tors, on the oth­er hand, increase a person’s chances for drug abuse, while pro­tec­tive fac­tors can reduce the risk. 

Fol­low the Twit­ter of YAC D211 stu­dents here: https://​twit​ter​.com/​y​ac211 Know any high school­ers that want to join the YAC? Call/​text the YAC at (224) 300 – 4YAC or vis­it https://​cpy​d​coali​tion​.org/​d​i​s​t​r​i​c​t​-​211​-​a​t​e​n​d​a​n​c​e​-​area/ Learn more about risk and pro­tec­tive fac­tors here:…/chapter‑1…/what-are-risk-factors

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