Changing how Texans view tobacco prevention
Say What! Summits are free, one day trainings led by the Texas Teen Ambassadors, and are designed for 6th - 12th grade youth groups in the school and community setting. Summits provide participants with information about the dangers of vaping, an opportunity to advance their advocacy skills, and plan a tobacco prevention project for their school or community. Register now to secure your youth group's spot!
Meet the new Say What! Teen Ambassadors and Consultants who will not only educate hundreds of Texans this upcoming year, but serve as the youth voice regarding tobacco prevention topics like vaping and other tobacco products, how Big Tobacco markets to youth, the impact of the targeted marketing to certain communities, and the environmental concerns from tobacco litter and product production.
SEE THE CHANGE!
We all know using tobacco and nicotine products are bad. Maybe you know someone who uses a tobacco or nicotine product and you wish they would stop. Or, you just want to be a leader and make a difference in your school or community. Whether you’re looking to create change locally, statewide, or nationally, let Say What! show you how to get started.
Now that you have the foundation of youth tobacco prevention,
you’re ready for next steps… it’s time to Speak Up!!
MAKE THE CHANGE!
Use social media to share what you’ve learned or repost Say What! graphics, videos, and messages to educate your peers. Connect with your local media to submit press releases about events your group is hosting or a letter to editor discussing the importance of youth tobacco prevention for your school, community, and state. Create a PSA for your local radio station or school TV channel.
Say What! mini-grant kits are the perfect way to educate and bring awareness to your school and community. These FREE projects in a box contain fun and engaging items to help youth groups implement their best project yet!
Say What! offers free Action Summits across the state as well as an annual conference to educate and train youth and adults to get involved in tobacco prevention. Our events are designed for all participants to become a tobacco prevention advocate with their school and community in mind.
BE THE CHANGE!
You know the facts, you’ve led a project or two, attended a Say What! event and just maybe consider yourself the “go to person” about tobacco prevention. Now, it’s time do the same for your state!
One of the most impactful things you can do to protect friends, family, and community members from the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine products is to advocate for policy change. Policy advocacy is about using your voice in the fight against tobacco because your voice activates change.
If you’re passionate about tobacco prevention, protecting Texans from tobacco industry manipulation and deception, and love being a leader, we want you to apply to become a Say What! Teen Ambassador. Ambassadors serve as the youth voice for youth tobacco prevention in their community, the state of Texas, and beyond!
Toll Free: 877.304.2727
Texas School Safety Center
ATTN: Say What Program
Texas State University
601 University Drive
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.