Youth Leadership Overview

Project Extra Mile's Youth Leadership initiative is comprised of young people who desire to make a difference in their communities by challenging the adult world regarding youth issues. We encourage youth leadership in order to create longstanding change in communities. How Is It Done?

  • Examine alcohol policy and share the youth perspective about its effect with key decision and policy makers
  • Participate in various forms of peer leadership through community connections and events
  • Utilize media advocacy to get 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.