Be The Change!
SATF Youth Leadership
The SATF Youth Leadership Group currently consists of over 20 students from five high schools throughout Barry county to learn ways to handle pressures and influences in their own lives and help others.
Youth Leadership Summit
Youth Leadership Summit is an annual event, for teens and by teens that brings youth together from across the county to learn more about issues effecting teens. The summit is a one-day workshop with a keynote speaker and different breakout sessions.
Be The Change
Youth Leadership Group works with youth from 5 school-districts to promote positive youth development by having youth planned and executed events. Youth work on the annual Youth Leadership Summit, Project Sticker Shock, Alcohol and Tobacco compliance checks, Teens Against Tobacco Use, and Radio Public Service Announcements.
Partnership with Allegan Pro Youth Team
SATF Youth have also partnered with Allegan County's Pro Youth Team members. This partnership allowed students from all over Allegan and Barry County to come together in order to come up with ideas to promote drug and alcohol free messages. The Youth showcase that there are other, healthier, things to do besides drugs and alcohol. All members of PYT have taken the pledge to stay drug and alcohol free, and to get a 100% of students to also partake in this pledge.
PhotoVoice HS Project
PhotoVoice as a whole is an innovative participatory action research method that gives cameras to traditionally marginalized groups of individuals, and asks them to take photos in response to framing questions (Wang & Burris, 1997).
Our Hastings High School PhotoVoice Project aims to empower our local youth to speak about the issues they are currently facing or seeing with alcohol and tobacco, ultimately leading them to action and community change.