Preventionfocus is partnering with the New York Council on Problem Gambling on the 2015 YOU(th) Decide outreach project

Preventionfocus is partnering with the New York Council on Problem Gambling on the 2015 YOU(th) Decide outreach project

Preventionfocus is partnering with the New York Council on Problem Gambling on the 2015 YOU(th) Decide outreach project. You(th) Decide NY is a youth project started by the NY Council on Problem Gambling to increase media literacy skills and dispel myths about gambling. For this project our primary target audience is youth ages 12-17, and their parents.

For this project our goals include:

  • Increase the awareness of the issue of underage gambling and the importance of decreasing youth access to gambling among parents of school aged youth and community leaders.
  • Increase awareness of key media literacy facts
  • Increase youth awareness of the common misperceptions of gambling
  • Increase parental action toward the issue of underage gambling

The primary way we will reach these goals will be by working closely with the youth of our school and community partners. Additionally, Preventionfocus will be offering youth problem gambling media literacy training upon request. We are also seeking youth/adult teams who want to be involved advocating for gambling free events and /or gambling policies in their school and/or community. For further information please contact Cheryl Stevens at (716) 884-3256 or email jfaringer@depaul.org.