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 youth. 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 TCMHS’ 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 and Help is a 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 end 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 flyer

This Is Quitting

This Is Quitting

In response to the vaping epidemic, Tri-County 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 Information Campaigns and PSAs

Multiple education campaigns geared at reducing underage drinking, nicotine use, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse are promoted throughout the three-county area throughout the year. The goal/purpose of the campaigns are to educate the general public 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, newspaper ads, banners and mailings.

Contact for more information, specific requests, and questions.

Training for Youth

northland youth leadership summit

Northland Youth Leadership Summit (NYLS)

Each fall, a full-day conference for middle school students and a full-day conference for high school students is developed to give student leaders the opportunity to further enhance their leadership skills through workshops and group learning. These Summits bring together area students to learn more about youth substance use and mental wellness, enrich their leadership skills, and create strategic plans to implement their own prevention programs. Speakers and workshops are broken into tracks, including prevention and leadership. The goal is to increase students’ knowledge and skills so they can make a positive impact in their individual schools and organizations.

2022 Northland Youth Leadership Summit Flyer
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For more information or questions about any of these programs, please contact the Tri-County Mental Health Prevention staff at To receive training announcements, new program offerings, updates and event notices, join the Tri-County Prevention Resource Center Mailing list:

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