The Texas Youth Action Network (TYAN) uses the Positive Youth Development theory to help organizations strengthen their abilities to build Youth-Adult Partnerships (YAPs) and integrate youth voices in decision-making. We hope to help empower youth all over Texas!
Organizations interested in starting or expanding their youth-adult partnerships can apply to be a Community Partner. As a Community Partner, organizations can access to exclusive materials, technical support, funding, and more!
Dating violence affects almost 10% of teenagers in the U.S. (Teen Dating Violence Awareness, 2020). Teen dating violence is a difficult, yet important topic. The best ways to help a teen are by recognizing the signs of abuse, knowing how to support the teens in your life, and promoting healthy relationships.
According to Health.gov, most children see adults using tobacco or alcohol by preschool (Talk to Your Kids, 2020). They also found that 9 out of 10 smokers began using cigarettes before they turned 18. It may seem too soon to talk to youth this, but it is important to teach youth how to stay safe at an early age.
Many groups, families, and individuals choose to volunteer at this time of year. The spread of COVID-19 has caused many of these plans to change. Here are a few ideas on how to give back while maintaining social distancing.