Walk in the shoes of a teenager and you may be shocked by the pressures these young adults face day in and day out.
 
Christina found out about BYC while she was a student at Fort Lauderdale High School. Not knowing what to expect, she and her friends began to get involved with BYC and according to Christina, the program forever changed her life.
United Way of Broward County's Commission on Substance Abuse created the Broward Youth Coalition (BYC). This group of more than 50 high school drug free youth leaders come together on a bi-monthly basis to create, develop and put into action positive, social change activities as it relates to underage drinking, substance use/abuse, bullying, peer pressure & other interrelated issues.  
 
Christina credits her time with BYC for inspiring her current career as a motivational speaker and author.
 
"Thanks to the efforts of United Way of Broward County's Commission on Substance Abuse, programs like BYC will change the lives of the teenagers in this area. I am living proof it is possible to create your own path in life, free from the pressures of bullying and substance abuse."