Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2018 In January 2018, JCYC launched its newest substance use prevention program, the Daly City Prevention Collaborative (DCPC). The new initiative is a partnership with the Pacifica Prevention Partnership (PPP) and the Jefferson Union High School District. DCPC’s goal is to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs among young people in Daly City. JCYC was fortunate to be able toleverage an existing relationship through the organization’s College Access Programs, to forge an expanded partnership with Thomas R. Pollicita (TRP) Middle School. Over the past several months, JCYC established an afterschool youth group, which focused on a variety of prevention activities. JCYC staff met twice a week with the TRP youth group to team build, provide workshops and curriculum sessions on alcohol and cannabis 101, the risks associated with substance abuse, as well as personal growth topics such as communication and cultural identity. To culminate the school year, the youth group created and organized a “Student Photo Gallery” event with the photo contest theme of, “Think Healthy & Active: What do you do instead of drinking or doing drugs?”. The goal was to prevent underage alcohol and drug use by creating positive social norms within their community. The TRP youth group developed an outreach plan, designed the flow of the event, wrote the script, and even attended a Daly City City Council meeting to invite the council members to attend and learn about what the group is doing. The photo contest received over 40 submissions and over 75 people attended the event, which included the photo display, food, door prizes, and DJ Keith O! While in its early stages of implementation, DCPC is already beginning to display life-changing impacts on its participants. For example, one DCPC participant, Angelica Aquino, wrote a letter to JCYC staff following the program, which read: “This was one of the worst years of my life, but then I joined DCPC and everything changed. I met the most unique group of people that I will certainly never ever forget! I learned to have hope and to try to be happy all the time. You guys are my family. Thank you for the laughs and struggles, for being the highlight of my days, and for giving me more of a reason to live!” This Fall, DCPC is looking forward to again working with TRP and expanding services to include Jefferson High School! To learn more about DCPC, please contact Erika Tamura at etamura@jcyc.org or (415) 563-8052. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2018, click here.

Daly City Prevention Collaborative

Program Launch

NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 346-1948
Daly City Prevention Collaborative staff alongside Pollicita Middle School Student Photo Gallery prize winners
JCYC launching the Daly City Prevention Collaborative at Pollicita Middle School
NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 921-1841

Daly City Prevention

Collaborative Program

Launch

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2018 In January 2018, JCYC launched its newest substance use prevention program, the Daly City Prevention Collaborative (DCPC). The new initiative is a partnership with the Pacifica Prevention Partnership (PPP) and the Jefferson Union High School District. DCPC’s goal is to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs among young people in Daly City. JCYC was fortunate to be able toleverage an existing relationship through the organization’s College Access Programs, to forge an expanded partnership with Thomas R. Pollicita (TRP) Middle School. Over the past several months, JCYC established an afterschool youth group, which focused on a variety of prevention activities. JCYC staff met twice a week with the TRP youth group to team build, provide workshops and curriculum sessions on alcohol and cannabis 101, the risks associated with substance abuse, as well as personal growth topics such as communication and cultural identity. To culminate the school year, the youth group created and organized a “Student Photo Gallery” event with the photo contest theme of, “Think Healthy & Active: What do you do instead of drinking or doing drugs?”. The goal was to prevent underage alcohol and drug use by creating positive social norms within their community. The TRP youth group developed an outreach plan, designed the flow of the event, wrote the script, and even attended a Daly City City Council meeting to invite the council members to attend and learn about what the group is doing. The photo contest received over 40 submissions and over 75 people attended the event, which included the photo display, food, door prizes, and DJ Keith O! While in its early stages of implementation, DCPC is already beginning to display life-changing impacts on its participants. For example, one DCPC participant, Angelica Aquino, wrote a letter to JCYC staff following the program, which read: “This was one of the worst years of my life, but then I joined DCPC and everything changed. I met the most unique group of people that I will certainly never ever forget! I learned to have hope and to try to be happy all the time. You guys are my family. Thank you for the laughs and struggles, for being the highlight of my days, and for giving me more of a reason to live!” This Fall, DCPC is looking forward to again working with TRP and expanding services to include Jefferson High School! To learn more about DCPC, please contact Erika Tamura at etamura@jcyc.org or (415) 563-8052. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2018, click here.
JCYC launching the Daly City Prevention Collaborative at Pollicita Middle School
Daly City Prevention Collaborative staff alongside Pollicita Middle School Student Photo Gallery prize winners