Youth Metro Drug Coalition
Youth Metro Drug Coalition consists of sophomore, junior and senior high school students across Knox County who have a personal connection to addiction or a passion for substance misuse prevention.
YMDC has a passion for creating change around substance use and mental health issues. In this comfortable environment, teens can freely discuss challenges they may be facing in their communities.
Teens learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders among their peers. This program teaches students the skills to have supportive conversations with their friends and live a life above the influence.
Opportunities include: Professional development with key leaders in Knox County, creating policy change at the local and state level, community service hours, public speaking engagements, potential to receive college scholarship funds and much, much more!
Current Schools Represented in YMDC
- Carter High School
- Career Magnet Academy
- Powell High School
- Hardin Valley Academy
- Farragut High School
For more information about YMDC, contact Sarah Sandlin.