In just over a month, the tobacco-control community will gather en masse in Austin, Texas for the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). Among the many important topics that will be covered in an effort to reduce the deadly toll of tobacco, perhaps none will be more important than the conversations that will happen around getting the next generation engaged and involved in the fight.
In addition to the full youth and young adult track that will be available to all attendees at NCTOH, the Youth Engagement Alliance is thrilled to elevate the conversation even further with Coordinator Camp on March 21st in Austin. Designed specifically for adult tobacco-control coordinators who work with youth, the Camp gives coordinators the rare opportunity to attend as participants, rather than chaperones or facilitators.
At Coordinator Camp, attendees will have an opportunity to network with fellow coordinators from across the country and learn from campaigns and strategies that have been found to be effective in engaging youth in tobacco prevention. Participants will have the opportunity to both connect to each other and connect to the latest information and resources from national partners like the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Truth Initiative.
Check out this testimonial from Youth Engagement Alliance Leadership Team member Luke on why YOU should attend Coordinator Camp:
“Hands down, Coordinator Camp was one of the best conferences I’ve ever been to. It was invaluable being able to network with other adults working in tobacco prevention and control. The breakout sessions were full of information I was able to apply immediately when I got back home. I left feeling a part of a strong movement of professionals. This is truly a one of a kind conference that shouldn’t be missed.”
Our Coordinator Camp Steering Committee has been diligently developing an agenda and workshop sessions based on your needs in the field, and are looking forward to providing an engaging, educational, inspiring experience for all attendees.
By offering adult coordinators valuable information and the chance to learn from their colleagues around the country, we’re setting the foundation for continued meaningful youth engagement and change in the future.
See you in Austin!