This article presents a conceptual framework designed to develop youth-led, youth-directed initiatives within local communities. This framework was used to guide a national evaluation of the American Legacy Foundation’s (Legacy) Statewide Youth Movement Against Tobacco Use (SYMATU) program. The approach extends the traditional individual-focused strategies. It encompassed coordinated, multicomponent interventions that aim to promote community-level change towards attitudes, norms, and behaviors against tobacco use by altering the surrounding social and physical environment.
After you view the Youth Empowerment Briefing Paper, continue thinking about the youth-led program that you facilitate.
- Complete Section Six: Group Climate, questions 1 – 5 of your Group Narrative Questionnaire handout