FACT

Prevention Week

Volition Youth members participated in Prevention Week by creating Franklin’s Largest Word Search! Community members have the opportunity to find prevention-themed words in a 7.5x7.5 feet word search. Students also created posters defining each word that people can find with statistics or sentences including each word. People who participate can win a prize! The display is posted in Franklin City Hall.

At the high school, students also made a display about healthy decision about substance misuse in the Main Commons of school.

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GOLD WALK

Liv and Shreya were honored at the Saber Gold Walk on Friday, April 5th for their leadership and dedication on the FACT state youth board of directors. Liv and Shreya have served three and two terms, respectively, advocating for youth tobacco prevention. Congratulations ladies!

St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt

 Middle School Volition Youth members challenged their peers to complete a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt around school March 11-15.  St. Patrick’s Day-themed shapes were hidden around school. Under the shapes were facts about prescription pills, underage drinking, tobacco, and marijuana.  Students were tasked with finding four different shapes/ facts and writing them out on the green scavenger hunt forms, also placed around school.  Home base teachers were also given directions and forms for students. Once completed, students had the opportunity to turn their completed form in at lunch for a prize.  22 students completed the scavenger hunt.

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Franklin High School Halloween Spooktacular

October 29, 2018

 Franklin High School student senate hosted their 2nd annual Halloween Spooktacular.   Volition Youth participated by offering cookie decorating to youth in the community and their parents.  We had signage that said “candy flavored vapes are a trick not a treat” and gave out coloring books and comic books about children living tobacco and drug free.  We also provided education about e-cigarettes to adults. 100 children and their parents participated in the event.

Trunk or Treat at APA

October 21, 2018

 Volition Youth participated in the Academy for Performing Arts, a community partner’s, Trunk or Treat event.  We decorated our car and dressed up like Candy Land characters.  We passed out candy and candy-sharped erasers to children participating in the event.  The candy had a sticker on them that said “candy flavored tobacco is a trick, not a treat”.  We also took time to educate parents about vaping and flavored tobacco.  About 50 children and their parents participated in this event.

FACT Stencils

At our first middle school meeting of the year, new members had a chance to use spray chalk and stencils to spread the truth about tobacco and spread positive prevention messages to their fellow classmates on the sidewalks outside school.  Students loved completing this filled the sidewalks with messages. 

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. 

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! 

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