Be a Leader in Tobacco Control

Youth on the HIll

Throughout history, young people have played a critical role in efforts for social and economic justice. The fight against tobacco is no different.

If you’re an outgoing young adult who shares our mission to keep young people from starting to smoke and to help people quit, then we need you. Our Youth Activism program supports the efforts of young people with the passion to create change and the desire to make a difference. Because we can’t win the fight against tobacco without the energy, ideas and creativity of young people like you.

Think you’re up to the challenge? Email [email protected] for more information.  

Download our special guide to Youth Activism in tobacco control.

Coordinator Camp

Coordinator Camp is a conference for adult coordinators of youth tobacco prevention programs around the U.S. to amplify their impact through the sharing of strategies, activities and events. This year Coordinator Camp will be held August 13-15 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Coordinator Camp is presented by the Youth Engagement Alliance for Tobacco Control and supported by Legacy and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. The mission of the Alliance is to create a unified voice to cultivate and advance effective strategies for youth engagement and advocacy in tobacco control by providing support, networking, training and resources for those working with youth. 

For more information and to register for Coordinator Camp 2014, please click here.

Learn more about our other Youth Activism programs.

Read about our current Youth Activists for 2013-2014.

Youth Leadership Institute

The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) is paving the way in engaging youth in the area of tobacco control. This youth-driven leadership institute promotes meaningful partnerships between adults and youth to create healthier communities. Supporting grassroots initiatives in rural, suburban and urban communities, YLI is helping to develop, train and empower the new generation of tobacco control activists.

Every summer, adults and youth from across the country converge at one location to network and share innovative ideas on eradicating tobacco. Legacy is currently accepting applications from teams of youth and adult partners for the 2014 YLI in Washington, D.C. “Be Part of The Movement to Make Tobacco History”!

More information is available on the  Youth Leadership Institute 2014 Flyer and via the online application.

Applications must be submitted online by May 28, 1:00 PM Eastern time. Click here for the application.