The Empowered Teens Coalition (ETC) is a volunteer prevention advocacy organization that brings parents, schools, agencies, community groups, and community members together to work on preventing youth substance use and abuse in the geographic area specific to the Chimacum School District. ETC works in collaboration with the Chimacum School District, Olympic Educational Service District 114, and Jefferson County Public Health. Founded in the fall of 2013, ETC is governed by citizen volunteers and representatives from local agencies.
Your Voice is Important to Us - Take Our Survey!
Each year the Empowered Teens Coalition (formerly the Chimacum Prevention Coalition) asks community members to participate in a Community Survey. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and gauges adult perceptions of youth alcohol and marijuana misuse. The state and the community use this data to understand community needs, gaps in perceptions, and to determine future programming. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
Guiding Good Choices Workshop
Join us for a 5-week, no-cost dinner and parenting workshop in Port Hadlock!
Did you know that,
according to the 2014 statewide Healthy Youth Survey, 1 in 5 Washington
10th graders reported using marijuana in the past 30 days? Marijuana can
change the way a teen's mind and body perform, affecting memory,
learning, mood, motivation, coordination, and judgment.
Check out the
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) statewide campaign, Listen 2 Your Selfie, to see how our youth can have some fun promoting
themselves as "youth who choose not to abuse alcohol and other drugs"
and use Facebook and Instagram to do it.