On Wednesday March 23, 2022, members from KYCC’s Prevention Education partnered with Metro to promote our Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program (YDAPP) and Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing (MUH) for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NDAFW is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth.
The outreach took place at the Wilshire/Vermont Red and Purple Line Station in hopes that community members can become aware of the programs offered and get involved to learn more.
“Community members are in need of resources and education on substance abuse prevention,” says Christine Nguyen, KYCC Prevention Specialist.
KYCC Prevention Education unit was established to engage and empower the diverse immigrant community members to become the movement towards a healthier and more equitable community. Since 1996, YDAPP has raised awareness on the risks of substance abuse among Koreatown youth through creative projects, surveys and education on tobacco and alcohol trends. The Smokefree Multi-Unit Housing program is part of the Angelenos for Clean Air coalition, a community led effort that aims to educate and empower community members and organizations about the effects of secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing.
Over 100 people were outreached at the Metro pop-up event and given Metro Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) Program, YDAPP, and MUH program printed materials. There were 12 people who successfully signed up for one of the programs!