Campaigns and Ongoing Programs
Targeting Youth

youth with vision

Youth With Vision

Youth With Vision (YWV) is a student-led organization made up of 8th-12th graders from 14 different school districts in Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties. YWV members work with numerous community partners to ensure that their programs and peer-focused prevention messages are available to all parts of Clay, Platte, and Ray County. YWV also advocates at the state and local level for policies and laws that protect the health and safety of our youth.

• Website:

• Facebook:

• Instagram: @YouthWithVision

• Twitter: @YouthWithVision

Youth with Vision Flyer

Campaigns and Ongoing Programs

Grow Strong KC logo

Grow Strong KC

Grow Strong KC is Beacon’s life resource for teens that includes articles, tools, and information to help prevent youth substance use and improve their coping skills.

• Website:

• Instagram: @growstrongkc

• Snapchat:@growstrongkc

• TikTok: @growstrongkc

• Tumblr: @growstrongkc

Grow Strong KC Flyer

encourage hope and help

Encourage Hope & Help

Encourage Hope & Help is Beacon’s suicide prevention resource for youth (ages 10-24), parents, educators, the LGBTQIA+ community, attempt survivors, loss survivors, veterans, and community members in the Kansas City area. Through presentation, information dissemination, and skill-building, we aim to prevent teen suicide.

• Website:

• Facebook:

• Instagram: @encouragehopehelp

• Twitter: @encghopehelp

Encourage Hope and Help Flyer

how full is your cup

How Full Is Your Cup?

A student-to-student campaign for middle and high school students focusing on the effects of stress and the positive impact of healthy coping skills. Youth are encouraged to talk about and seek help from trusted adults for their stressors and build skills and knowledge to better care for themselves.

How Full Is Your Cup? Campaign Flyer

How Full Is Your Cup? Campaign webpage

This Is Quitting

This Is Quitting

In response to the vaping epidemic, Beacon Mental Health and our prevention network have partnered with The Truth Initiative to provide This is Quitting, a free text message quit program for teens who want support to quit vaping. Youth and young adults can access the KC Northland program by texting ”BREAKFREE” to 88709.

This Is Quitting Media Toolkit

other youth campaigns

Other Youth-Focused Information Campaigns and PSAs

Multiple education campaigns geared at reducing underage drinking, nicotine use, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse are promoted to youth throughout the three-county area during the year. The goal of the campaigns is to educate teens about these important topics and encourage action or change in behavior. Throughout the campaigns the community is saturated with messages on billboards, radio/online music streaming, social media, banners, and more.

Contact to inquire about campaigns and PSAs for specific topics.

For more information or questions about any of these programs, please contact the Beacon Mental Health Prevention staff at To receive training announcements, new program offerings, updates and event notices, join the Beacon Prevention Resource Center Mailing list:

Our array of services is designed to meet the needs of the community.