CYAN Youth Program

Since 1997, CYAN has been empowering California’s youth to create positive change in local communities throughout the state. Teenagers in California have been active in addressing issues related to youth access to tobacco, negative effects of pro-tobacco messaging in films, reducing youth exposure to secondhand smoke, and raising awareness about tobacco industry manipulation.

Our Statewide Activities:

  • Youth Quest – An annual event providing youth with an opportunity to educate and inform statewide decision makers.
  • Statewide Youth Advocacy Conference – Summer conference for high school youth working on changing their local communities through policy change.

How We Can Help You:

Our program offers assistance with issues related to youth tobacco issues, youth advocacy skills, and youth and adult partnerships. Some of the services that we offer are:

CYAN also maintains a six-member Youth Board of Directors that provides insight to our organization’s statewide youth campaigns and helps plan and facilitate statewide events.