My Commitment, My Community
The Mt. Pleasant MyCom Youth Activist Network (Y.A.N.) is a council composed of young leaders and activists who work to exercise the youth voice on issues critical to the Mt. Pleasant Community. The Y.A.N. was formed in 2009 in partnership with MyCom (www.mycom.net) to positively impact the youth in Mt. Pleasant through peer education and advocacy. Members of the Y.A.N. actively identify areas of concern as they relate to the young people of Mt. Pleasant and then work to educate their peers on issues surrounding these targeted areas.
Facilitated workshops for youth on issues related to their work (healthy eating, exercise, reproductive health, anti-violence, college readiness, sexuality, and community engagement) reaching over 578 teens; shared and disseminated materials to interested organizations, residents, clinics, and businesses in the community of Mt. Pleasant; facilitated peer-to-peer Pizza Protection Parties that provided young people in Mt. Pleasant with sexual health information (i.e.: abstinence, STD/HIV prevention, birth control, sexual assault prevention, etc.) and how and where to access confidential health and contraception services; social media outreach via Facebook, (1,109 friends & likes, Twitter, YouTube, videos and blogs promoting Y.A.N. events, peer education, and pertinent information; advocacy which included meetings with local elected officials and writing letters on behalf of youth in the community; created youth focused videos that educate on issues surrounding Y.A.N. work; volunteered to work with seniors and at community events; served as the youth voice of the Mt. Pleasant Community.
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