•Provide youth with a safe and supportive environment where they are able to express their issues & concerns regarding substance misuse.
•Providing youth the opportunity to become involved in community service, policy advocacy, and personal enrichment.
•Providing youth the ability to exercise responsibility and leadership as well as build upon their knowledge and skills.
•Provide opportunities for youth to pursue their interests in prevention.
The foremost goal is to inform the community about resources available regarding substances such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other illicit substances. It is by collaborating with the Wilson County community that we hope to ensure a safer and healthier community for all. The Youth Coalition will collaborate with the community and the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition to share the message of living a healthy and sober life.
STEERING COMMITTEE: Kate Brittain, Wilson County Public Library; Melissa Haynes, Wilson County Health Department; Tammy Daniel, YOUTH of Wilson; Ashlie Smith, Youth Engagement Coordinator for Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition; Anna Davis, Community Engagement Coordinator for Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition; Nicole Smashum-Lynch, CINC; Morgan Lane, Eastpointe
Committee Members Not Pictured: Orlando Rosario, Stantonsburg Police Department; Christy Proctor, Chickfila Inc; Melissa Reese, Eastpointe; Gavin Parrish, Wilson Police Department (Parent); Angela Edwards, Community Member