Students

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The Link Together Student Advisory Board with Detective Caponigro of the Prospect Heights Police Department!

Link Together offers several programs to teens who are interested in improving their community for the better. Policy change as well as social norms marketing are the focus of our campaigns. If you are interested in creating positive change in your school and community, please text (920) 320-9847 or email Dave Marks at dmarks@omniyouth.org for more information about how you can make a difference!

Students – YOU CAN Make a difference in your community!


Build Leadership Skills!
Have a voice in your Community!
Enhance your Resume!
Have Fun!

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board is Link Together’s new opportunity for students to build leadership skills, have a voice, promote healthy choices and have fun! The Student Advisory Board will work on community youth drug prevention by following the EYPC –  “Engaging Youth for Positive Change” model, which was developed by the University of Illinois.

Watch a video or learn more here.

Your Actions Matter

“YOUR ACTIONS MATTER!” is a youth-led initiative focused on changing adult attitudes about giving alcohol to minors. “Your Actions Matter” materials were created by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s Don’t Be Sorry campaign. High School and Middle school students, along with local police officers place bottle hangers and posters in local businesses that sell liquor. The youth-designed campaign materials carry a positive message, and serve as a reminder that preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility.

My Youth Leadership Experience (MYLE)

MYLE is a free, annual, student-organized leadership conference for eighth graders, sponsored by OMNI Youth Services. Its purpose is to motivate middle schoolers to go out and make a difference in their communities. Students learn about community service and leading peers, skills which are useful in high school and set participants apart from their classmates. Eighth graders who attend MYLE move onto high school prepared to lead and serve their communities.

https://sites.google.com/site/myleconference/home

For more information on any of these programs, please contact Danielle Strauss at dstrauss@omniyouth.org or 847-353-1586

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS FOR STUDENTS

DID YOU KNOW THESE MARIJUANA FACTS?

Justthinktwice.com

DID YOU KNOW THESE ALCOHOL FACTS?

Too Smart to Start
http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov/teens/Facts/

Onset of first use
http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k4/ageDependence/ageDependence.htm