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Youth Advisory Council Video

This past February, Youth Advisory Council (YAC) students from D211 collaborated with the The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg and Trickster Gallery to create this video “to defy oppressive stereotypes holding back youth in the community” as said by Dylan Toth, YAC Leader (Conant ‘18).

When students feel connected to the community, it’s a protective factor in preventing substance use. Other protective factors include: self-control, parental monitoring, academic competence, and anti-drug use policies. Risk factors, on the other hand, increase a person’s chances for drug abuse, while protective factors can reduce the risk.

Follow the Twitter of YAC D211 students here: Know any high schoolers that want to join the YAC? Call/text the YAC at (224) 300-4YAC or visit Learn more about risk and protective factors here:…/chapter-1…/what-are-risk-factors

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