The mission of the Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advisory Board (TFMYAB) is to promote healthy lifestyles by advocating for a tobacco-free Missouri, educating youth about the risks of tobacco use, and empowering future generations to be tobacco-free. TFMYAB focuses on developing leadership skills so youth can actively participate in community policy change activities that lead to reduction in smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Programs that support our mission is Smokebusters, and Students With A Goal. For more information on these and other youth resources visit the Case website.
For their families, friends, and future generations, more young people in Missouri are joining the smokefree movement. In the video above, you can hear some of the reasons why the Show Me PALS are committed to being healthier and breathing easier, as they mark National Kick Butts Day.
Young people have powerful voices, ideas and energy. Many youth in Missouri are active participants in the quest for cleaner, healthier air. This work has led them to create educational campaigns, talk with their fellow students and even meet with local and national representatives to discuss their concerns and views. Learn about five Missouri youth who went to Washington, D.C. for a youth advocacy symposium.
Members of Show Me PALS and Smokebusters presented and tweeted live from the 2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Kansas City, and in March 2013 youth from Show Me PALS were honored with the ACT Missouri – Missouri Youth/Adult Advocacy Alliance’s 2013 Outstanding Youth Awards during the Speak Hard conference in the State Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City. Read more…