84% of Franklin County teens reported choosing NOT to use tobacco!
80 % of Franklin County teens don't regularly use marijuana!
80% of Franklin County teens chose to NOT ride with a driver that had been drinking!
22% of Franklin County teens reported being bullied
25% of Franklin County teens reported feeling sad or helpless for 2 weeks or more in a row
31% of Franklin County teens reported alcohol use
66% of Franklin County teens don't think that binge drinking is harmful
66% of Franklin County teens don't feel like they matter to other people in their lives.
(Data from the VT 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey: www.healthvermont.gov/health-statistics-vital-records/population-health-surveys-data/youth-risk-behavior-survey-yrbs)
It's clear that we still have some work to do, and here is where you can help. Franklin County Teen Institute is a collaboration between Franklin County schools, agencies, and youth. We work to create a safe and fun community environment bringing youth from all over Franklin County together to learn about leadership skills and community-focused prevention. It is our goal to empower EVERY teen to lead healthy, substance free lifestyles. In order to make this an ongoing program we need our community's assistance with fundraising to make this awesome program a sustainable reality for our youth. Together WE can create healther schools and communities.
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