Outdoor Movie Night

Volition hosted an outdoor movie night on June 15th with partners Gift of Wings, Academy of Performing Arts, and Marcus Theaters.  Volition Youth had giant yard games available and a photo opportunity with a teen wearing a gorilla costume. They also gave a short presentation about Volition and FACT, who funded the movie.  Marcus Showtime Theater donated popcorn to the event. Over 400 people attended the event! Evaluations were successful and 98% of surveys indicated people would attend a similar event in the future.  

Prevention Week May 14-18

Volition Youth supported Prevention Week over lunch at the Middle and High School with puzzle pieces, asking students how they contribute to a happy, healthy Franklin.  Students also had FACTivisms showing how the cost of tobacco is detrimental to their future and a waste of money. 

Sticker Shock

Volition students participated in a sticker shock to aid the Parents Who Host campaign city wide.  They added a Parents Who Host sticker to alcohol packaging in hopes of spreading the word to people purchasing alcohol that they should not provide alcohol to underage students, especially during prom and graduation season.  

Taking Down Tobacco

Liv Banach offered a Taking Down Tobacco training at the middle and high school. She shared the history of tobacco and how we can #BeTheFirst generation to never use tobacco. Liv did a great job presenting! 

Kick Butt's Day

Students offered games during lunch advocating for FACT and spreading the truth about tobacco. Students Pledged to #BeTheFirst generation to never use tobacco. We also played various scratch off FACTivisms with other students and offered prizes to participants. 

Light and Unite RED Week

For Light and Unite RED week at Franklin High School, Volition Youth gave away all things red during lunch and encouraged peers to wear red on Friday and support substance use prevention in Franklin!

Parks ComMission

Students created a proposal and presented it to the Parks Commission on December 11 regarding the adoption of a smoke-free parks ordinance.  Students have been collecting data during environmental scans, cigarette butts pick up, and testimonies from staff at their school this past year.  They are working hard to meet with city leaders and determine the best rout for putting their plan into action this year. 


Get Yo Kindness On

Students made fleece blankets for other teens in need to distribute to Southbrook Church during World Kindness Week in February.  We attached a message sharing that just like we need to protect the outside of our bodies with warm clothes and blankets during cold temperatures, we need to protect the insides of our bodies with good choices on what we put in them --like choosing not to use tobacco!