On Feb. 27, KYCC’s Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program (YDAPP) presented its latest video, “My” Story. This video shows the positive impact of empowering youth through second chances and opportunities to overcome substance abuse.

“I put my education at risk. I put my future at risk. It was then that I decided that all this partying, drinking and smoking were not worth it,” explained Bryan Hurtado Zaragoza, KYCC Youth Development Specialist and YDAPP Leader, about his past battles with substance abuse. “I’m glad I was given a second chance,” he said.

Since 1996, YDAPP has raised awareness on the risks of substance abuse to Koreatown youth through creative projects, surveys and education on tobacco and alcohol trends. KYCC is working in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Division, in addressing underage drug use. Check out YDAPP’s latest video here!