Project Extra Mile's Youth Leadership initiative is comprised of young people who want to make a difference in their communities by challenging the adult world regarding excessive alcohol consumption, which includes underage drinking. Youth leadership is critical in achieving sustainable and permanent change in communities.
- Examine alcohol policy and share the youth perspective about its effect with key decision and policy makers (i.e. city councils).
- Participate in various forms of peer leadership through community connections and events.
- Utilize media advocacy to make the message heard.
What Makes a Youth-Led Effort Unique? While adult partners help youth reach their goals, young people are encouraged to take the lead in solving the problem of underage drinking in their community. Young people have an uncanny ability to capture the attention of elected officials and other policy makers.