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Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking

Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking

Resources for Youth Engagement

Increasingly, underage youth are playing key roles in reducing and preventing alcohol use and its consequences among their peers. In 2019, young people had a part in more than three-quarters of Communities Talk activities. Youth participated as planners and speakers, as well as audience members.

The Guide to Youth Engagement in Underage Drinking Prevention Events (PDF | 8.5 MB) helps organizations effectively partner with youth to plan and conduct efforts to prevent and reduce underage drinking. It was developed by SAMHSA together with the California Friday Night Live Partnership.

Below are several other resources for engaging youth in Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking.

  • Watch the video below about how one Communities Talk organization involved youth in their activity:
  • Review the following youth engagement approaches for various prevention issues from ICCPUD:
  • Reach youth online through Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking social media strategies. Read the guide and get the sample content.

Be inspired! Visit the Success Stories to read more about how youth are engaging in Communities Talk activities.