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MADISON COUNTY YOUTH FORUM   
 
           

2015

The 16th Madison County Youth Forum was held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at SIUE.   This year's theme was "Hugs Not Drugs" and focused on the topic of substance abuse.  Prior to the Youth Forum, focus groups were conducted at the high schools to determine the top 4 substances and today's problems with substance abuse.  At the Youth Forum, participants spent part of the day in discussion groups led by Madison County Youth Board and Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honor Society at SIUE discussing their assigned drug and either access to or influence on use of that drug to develop 2-3 reasonable recommendations to address the problem and make an impact.  In the evening, each group reported their problem and recommendations to a panel of invited county officials and community leaders which led to interaction and commitment to help make some of the recommendations a reality in Madison County.  The four drugs were alcohol, marijuana, tobacco (especially chewing tobacco, hookahs, and e-cigarettes), and prescription drugs.  The 2015 Madison County Youth Forum yielded several quality suggestions as well as igniting the passion and commitment of the panelists and youth participants.   The Madison County Youth Board has chosen four recommendations to develop and implement this year which include:  parent videos, Madison County Sheriff's Tipline promotion, Ask Alice, and countywide rules for substance abuse violations at schools.  Panelists, Schools, and Eta Sigma Gamma (National Health Education Honor Society at SIUE) will also help develop and implement the Youth Forum.  2015 Madison County Youth Forum Recommendations

2014

15th Madison County Youth Forum GEARING UP FOR HEALTH co-hosted by Madison County Youth Board and Eta Sigma Gamma-National Health Education Honor Society at SIUE was held on Monday, October 6, 2014 and focused on recommendations by teens from Madison County high schools on how to address nutrition and physical activity issues in Madison County.  ECTV 10 , the cable access channel for the Edwardsville area recorded the Youth Speak Out and will be aired on their station. Here are the Recommendations from the Youth Forum!  There were numerous ideas presented and most were very doable and affordable (or free!).  Take a look through them and see what you can do in your family, schools, and community to help improve lives as related to nutrition and physical activity.  2014 Madison County Youth Forum Recommendations

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