Marin County Youth Commission

These are the Solutions: An Interview with Lola Amador

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Lola Amador is a senior at Independent Study School in Marin and serves on the Marin County Youth Commission. The tragic events at Parkland ignited her organizing efforts on gun control, and she has participated in a series of actions to elevate the issue and ensure meaningful legislation is passed. On March 14th, she took … Continued

Trump Freezes Critical Resource for Mental Illness and Substance-Abuse

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Where do community health professionals go to find effective interventions for preventing and treating mental illness and substance-use disorders? The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, a database containing hundreds of scientifically-proven therapies, is the go-to for mental health and addiction specialists. But new additions to this invaluable resource have been blocked indefinitely by … Continued

Marin County Youth Commissioners Policy Win Reduces Youth Drug Use

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Last month, YLI celebrated its 103rd policy win! The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to enhance the Social Host Ordinance (SHO), which holds adults responsible for underage alcohol and drug use in their households whether or not the adults are present. The amendment included adding marijuana to the language, expanding locations to include party buses … Continued

Successful 1st ever statewide Youth Commission Convening

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“The Youth Commission Convention was one of the most impactful things I’ve done as a part of Marin County Youth Commission.” Ethan Strull shared this reflection during the closing activity of the final Marin County Youth Commission (MCYC) meeting of the year. Ethan currently serves as the co-chair for MCYC and sat on the planning … Continued

Why Meet with Elected Officials? Marin County Youth Commission Breaks it Down

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“Meeting with our elected officials is integral to strengthening our relationship and building the credibility of the Marin County Youth Commission.” – Joshua Rowe, 15 The Marin County Youth Commission is a youth-led advisory body appointed by Marin County Board of Supervisors. Made up of 20 youth from all over Marin County, the Youth Commission … Continued

YLI Wins Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award

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YLI started the year off with a bang. YLI was honored to receive the Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence award from the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership at its annual Heart of Marin event on January 12. In addition, two of our incredible youth leaders, Jose Gomez and Noah Block, also received Youth Volunteer awards. … Continued

Marin Forum on Teen Drinking Highlight Marin County Youth Commissioners

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By Janis Mara, Marin Independent Journal POSTED: 08/31/16, 6:38 PM PDT Thirty-three Marin teens intercepted on a party bus carrying drugs and alcohol in June. Recurring violationsof Marin’s social host ordinance designed to crack down on teen drinking. Seventeen deaths from drug overdoses of all ages in 2014. With these grim facts in mind, Marin … Continued