Say What! online trainings are free training modules and webinars for both youth and adults. These trainings are easily accessible for your convenience, and address a variety of topics related to youth tobacco prevention and enforcement such as:
• The history and evolution of tobacco prevention in Texas
• How to recruit and retain youth members
• How to evolve and develop youth advocacy skills
• New and emerging tobacco and nicotine products
• Creating youth-adult partnerships
Our training modules are easy to use and self-paced, which allows both youth and adult users the convenience of completion on their time.
Each topic provides an in-depth look through engaging educational videos, content, quick activities, and downloadable resources. Complete each training topic and receive a certificate of completion and exclusive Say What! gear.
History of Tobacco Prevention in Texas
Take a look into the past to see how tobacco prevention efforts have evolved in Texas. Listen to experts in the field of tobacco prevention as they share their experiences combating the tobacco industry for the state and nation. Then, learn about the statewide youth movement that has been creating tobacco-free change for 20 years!
Don’t Wait! Advocate!
Being an advocate is all about using your voice to support a cause and empower others to take a stand against an issue. Expand your advocacy knowledge and skills through the three important levels of effective advocacy and identify a tobacco prevention topic you’d like to be an advocate for.
The Say What! webinar series serves as an instructional learning tool for youth, adults, and professionals working towards the first
tobacco-free and nicotine-free generation.
See below for upcoming webinars, and if you have an idea for a webinar topic, let us know!
Check back in the spring for new webinars!
If you missed a webinar or would like to listen again, you can easily watch the recording below.
April 2, 2019
February 5, 2019
This webinar is designed for youth advocates and adult partners to ensure a tobacco-free learning environment and to assist school administrators and staff with representing a firm commitment to the health and well-being of their students.
You'll learn about a variety of strategies schools and youth groups can use to help eliminate and prevent e-cigarette and JUUL use in their school, and discover resources and materials to educate and help prevent future e-cigarette and JUUL use on campus.
This webinar was designed for youth advocates and adult partners to ensure that ALL of our voices are heard when it comes to advocating for tobacco prevention and living tobacco-free!
Viewers will learn about the basics of advocacy, how to be an advocate for youth tobacco prevention, and how to get involved. Viewers will hear about Texas Tobacco 21 and its expected impact if the age to purchase tobacco is raised from 18 to 21. Viewers will discover resources, materials, and events for youth groups to take part in to help educate the community about the importance of raising the age to purchase tobacco.
June 20, 2018
Hear from a few experts in the field of tobacco prevention and policies and their experience working with Tobacco 21. Learn what happened to the Tobacco 21 bill during last year's Texas legislative session, what's being done around the state of Texas, and how you can involve your youth to advocate for raising the minimum purchase age to 21.
April 18, 2018
Learn about fundamental talking points on vaping and find out about various e-cigarette prevention resources. Hear from tobacco prevention experts as they share their knowledge and expertise on e-cigarettes and how to best educate your youth on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes.
January 31, 2018
Interested in hearing youth and adults talk about how to better recruit, involve and empower middle school and high school students to make a difference and help people live healthy, tobacco-free lives? This webinar features stories and lessons from a youth advocate, his former high school group sponsor, an adult that works with youth at the community level, and an adult that works with youth at the state level. You'll hear them share and discuss youth-adult partnerships, activity ideas and resources, and an annual opportunity designed to make it easy to get youth involved in tobacco prevention.
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San Marcos, TX 78666
Say What! was created and designed by young people from across Texas and connects students interested in eliminating tobacco from their schools and communities. The Say What! movement is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University.