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Monday, May 15, 2017

Hannah Martuscello from Dover Y2Y named East Region Advocate of the Year by TFK

Tobacco- Free Kids announces their 2017 Youth Advocates of the Year, whose passion and leadership will help make the next generation tobacco-free!

They were recognized this week at our annual gala with more than 400 public health, business, civic, and political leaders present.
EAST REGION

Hannah Martuscello – 16, Dover, NH

As a member of Dover Youth to Youth, Hannah educates her peers and advocates for strong public policies. She’s gotten big results: Her testimony before the Dover City Council led to unanimous adoption of an amendment to include e-cigarettes in the city’s smoke-free policy, and her advocacy efforts led to the removal of prominent tobacco ads along the major bus route to three local schools. She also leads an annual summer training program for her youth group focused on tobacco prevention. More >

Friday, April 07, 2017

Dover Y2Y Celebrates 25 Years of Action

The students of the Dover Police Department’s Youth to Youth Program will highlight 25 years of efforts to prevent the harm caused by underage drinking, tobacco use, and drug misuse in Dover area with an open house at the McConnell Center cafeteria on Friday April 14th, 2017.

The event will begin at 3:00 pm and conclude by 6:00 pm.  Attendees may come and go during those times.  At 4 pm there will be a short presentation to briefly address those in attendance.  Youth to Youth members have created displays illustrating key accomplishments and examples of media, projects and programs they have conducted. More >

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dover Y2Y Students Travel to Burlington Vermont

IMG_0706Feb. 10th, 2017 A team of six Dover Y2Y students went to work for the Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community in Burlington Vt.   The students focused on increasing education, building skills in prevention and advocacy for middle and high school students during the two day training for the youth.
If your organization is interested in having Dover Youth to Youth work with your students or adults please go to our Resources page or contact d.mitchell@dover.nh.gov

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Youth to Youth Completes Webinar Series

Students of Dover Youth to Youth recently completed their 5th and final webinar of the 2016-2017 school year.  The topics that were covered this year were:  Presenting Samantha Skunk, Youth Empowerment, Policy Change, How to Conduct a Rally, and Counter Advertising Big Alcohol.  Please check back with us to see what next year’s topics will be!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Three Y2Y Students go to statehouse to oppose legalization of marijuana

Sarah Grace and Izzy at statehouseFebruary 1st, 2017

Today 3 of our members spoke at the statehouse opposing a bill that would legalize marijuana in the state of NH. Here is an excerpt from their testimony…

“One concern of ours is that marijuana is already perceived by youth to be less harmful than tobacco. According to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 60% of high school students in New Hampshire think that marijuana is harmless. If this drug is legalized, it will further convince teens that marijuana is harmless, when in reality it has many dangerous consequences. More >