YOU LEAD

                        YOUth Leading Everywhere Abstaining from Drugs

YOU LEAD is a program created to support, connect and develop resources for youth who have chosen a lifestyle free of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use--substance free youth. As part of its full range of wellness programming, the MIAA is proud to support the positive choices that many young people make in abstaining from the use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. We believe this is a population that has often been ignored in a culture that reflects use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by adolescents as the norm. Through the YOU LEAD program, the MIAA embraces the role of advocate for the substance free youth population.
 
The YOU LEAD Campaign began in 1996 with one conference whose main objective was to connect young people from a variety of communities who were committed to leading an alcohol and drug free lifestyle. Since then, the demand for these conferences has grown. We continue to offer these conferences to young people in schools throughout the Commonwealth. These conferences offer young people connections with others who feel the same way about abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs as well as support and strategies for taking action in a variety of ways including creating a new or strengthening an existing substance free youth group, raising awareness about their choice and planning substance free events in their community.

Advisor: Mr. Kyle Dulude
Meeting Times: Wednesday after school in Room 312
Contact Information: k.dulude@schoolsofwestfield.org