In honor of Red Ribbon Week and National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, Broward Youth Coalition is hosting an essay contest! Winner gets a $100 gift card and automatic entry to Youth Leadership Institute 2020.
Essay topic: Write about why you are inspired to be drug free.
Essays should be no less than one full paragraph and no more than 5 paragraphs. Contest begins Wednesday, October 23rd and the deadline to submit your essay is Thursday, October 31st.
Please email your essay to Emelia Vilaire-Monchery at evilaire@UnitedWayBroward.org
Be an advocate for social change
Broward Youth Coalition is a group of young leaders who work to become youth advocates for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion in their communities.
The objective of BYC is to include and unite existing clubs and to complement current programs in the schools. BYC now has 5 school-based clubs: Atlantic Technical High School, South Broward High School, Fort Lauderdale High School, Boyd Anderson High School and Charles Flanagan High School.
BYC members lead by example and encourage their peers to make healthy decisions. BYC members include middle and high-school students across Broward County who are dedicated to their communities. Youth who actively participate in BYC will be better equipped to remain drug-free while successfully navigating school transitions, college and their future.
BYC offers its members opportunities to participate in meaningful volunteer opportunities, network with community leaders, explore college and career options and to develop both personal and professional skills. To become a BYC member please fill out the form by clicking the link below.
2019-2020 Executive board
Alexis Filocco, Senior, Ft. Lauderdale High School
Sebastian Metellus, Junior, Pembroke Pines Charter High School
Nicole Yedra, Senior, Ft. Lauderdale High School
Jaleyna Lawes, Sophomore, Flanagan High School
Michaela Simeon, Sophomore, Stranahan High School