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Our North Center’s SAPP Youth Advisory Council celebrated a year of action at WE Day

WE Day Illinois brought together thousands of youth into Allstate Arena for a celebration of creating positive change. Speakers and performers, all advocates in doing good to create a better world, appeared to honor the youth for a year of action.

Among those young change-makers were a group of youth from the Youth Advisory Committee of our North Center’s Substance Abuse and Prevention Program (SAPP).

Thanks to Metropolitan board member Diana Palomar, VP of Community Affairs at ABC, our youth attended WE Day and celebrated the communities youth activism has transformed, and the lives it has changed.

People like Chicago Public Schools CEO Dr. Janice Jackson, Chicago CRED’s Arne Duncan, advocates for education, poets, actors, musicians, athletes, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, and more came together from different walks of life to share different perspectives on the same message: our youth are making positive changes in the world by using their voices and doing good.

Our students in the SAPP Youth Advisory Committee use their voices by serving as ambassadors in their community for the program and for a drug-free lifestyle.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) helps young people develop positive commitments to their families, schools, peers and communities to encourage healthy, drug-free lives. The goal is to increase prevention-related drug knowledge and resistance skills.

Thank you to Diana for this opportunity!

Learn more about WE Day here.