LEAP Youth Alliance

LEAP
Leadership Education Advocacy Prevention (6 × 2 in) (6 × 1 in)

LEAP (Leadership. Education. Advocacy. Prevention. ) Youth Alliance is Tualatin Together’s youth coalition at Tualatin High school. The youth alliance provides an ongoing opportunity for students to impact their school. Students are empowered to access the needs of their community and implement positive change.

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TTSD School Board Presentation

LEAP Youth Alliance spent an evening sharing with the TTSD School Board and Cabinet about their plans for Red Ribbon Week 2022 and beyond. Together with The Tigard STUDD club, prevention of youth substance use is being talked about during this national campaign.

LEAP Club Holiday Lights
Herron Wellness Week

Preparing the Pumpkin Patch for Bridgeport Elementary Harvest Festival.  Tualatin Together provides each student a pumpkin as part of the Gratitude Pumpkin Project.

LEAP Coalition Meeting

September through June we meet on:

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday during each lunch hour in the lecture hall.
  • 2nd & 4th Wednesday afterschool in Room 129.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23 through 31st.

Join us in our MISSION to help keep kids drug-free.

RedRibbon

THE RED RIBBON CAMPAIGN™ AND ENRIQUE KIKI CAMARENA

Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.

Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference."

On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena's body was found. He had been tortured to death.

In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon.

In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The National Family Partnership (NFP) and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign™.

 

LEAP students recently held a Fentanyl Awareness event to inform students about keeping themselves and others safe from a poisoning death due to fentanyl. Great resources from @song4charlie were also shared and we appreciate being able to share their resources.

LEAP Awareness

Additional Information can be found at the Song For Charlie Website

Song for Charlie is a national family-run nonprofit that is dedicated to raisting awareness about 'fentapills' - fake pills made of fentanyl.

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LEAP at CADCA

LEAP Youth Alliance members attended the 2022 CADCA Conference in Orlando Florida.