YWV-logo-smYouth With Vision strives to create drug free communities for future generations by putting education into action.

Youth with Vision serves as the youth advisory council for the local prevention (Community 2000) teams, Tri-County Mental Health Services, the Northland Coalition and statewide prevention agencies including Missouri Youth Adult Alliance. Youth With Vision’s primary focus is to work with the schools and communities to decrease alcohol and drug use by teens so that all youth in the three-county area have opportunities for a healthy, productive life. Vision members work with numerous community partners to ensure that their programs are available to all parts of Clay, Platte and Ray County youth and are consistent with their mission: “To create drug-free communities for future generations by putting education into action.”

Members of Youth With Vision are students from grades 8-12 from the 14 different school districts in Clay, Platte and Ray counties of Missouri. They are elected based on their leadership skills and accomplishments, but come from a variety of social classes and ethnicity. The programming they create is distributed universally to all middle school and high school students in the three county area.