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Youth Empowered Solutions - Western North Carolina

Criminal Justice and Legal Services
  • 50 South French Broad Avenue Suite 245
  • Asheville, NC
  • 28801
  • (828) 232-5801

Who are we?

The goal of YES! is to empower youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. They aim to equip high school aged youth and their adult allies with the tools necessary to take a stand in their communities and create change that will positively impact adolescent health. YES! provides training and support so that their partners gain a heightened awareness about their issue of interest, and learn how to identify and take advantage of opportunities to engage in local, national, and international advocacy work. They encourage youth to become competent community advocates by receiving training in such areas as public speaking, media literacy, community assessment, gathering community support, working with policymakers, and evaluation. Additionally, YES! provides support to adults and organizations by offering training and technical assistance so that they may be better allies to empowered youth. The specific programs that they implement are: alcohol and drug use, injury and violence (including suicide), tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, and sexual risk behaviors/reproductive health.

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50 South French Broad Avenue Suite 245
Asheville NC 28801
(828) 232-5801