Youth Trainings

CYAN has training opportunities throughout the year for both youth and adults working with youth.

Trainings We Provide

Our Youth Program staff provide an assortment of trainings for youth advocates and adult partners.  We customize each training to accommodate the unique needs of  your groups.  Once you are ready to start planning a youth and/or adult training, please contact CYAN and we will develop a detailed training outline to meet your local needs.

Youth Trainings

We offer topical trainings and skill-based trainings for youth involved in local and regional tobacco control initiatives. Trainings range in length from 30 minutes to full-day workshops.

Topical trainings may include:

  • Overview of tobacco-related issues (e.g., tobacco 101)
  • Emerging tobacco products (e.g., hookah, e-cigarettes)
  • Tobacco and the environment
  • Tobacco in the retail environment
  • Tobacco in the media

Skill-based trainings may include:

  • Advocacy (e.g., policy advocacy, media advocacy, etc.)
  • Public speaking
  • Working with decision makers
  • Effective community presentations

Adult Trainings

CYAN offers trainings to adults interested in working with youth and/or strengthening their existing youth-focused activities.  Trainings may include:

  • Youth-adult partnerships
  • Youth engagement
  • Youth recruitment and retention
  • Strategy sessions with youth partners

Upcoming Trainings and Webinars

No trainings are scheduled at this time.

Archived Webinars

Engaging Youth: Making the Most of Summer
June 27, 2016
Recorded Webinar
Webinar Slides

Engaging Youth to Meet with Decision Makers
March 29, 2016
Recorded Webinar
Sutter County Slides
Ventura County Slides
Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing Slides

Youth Engagement in Tobacco Control
January 14, 2015
Recorded Webinar (Please note, the recording began late. To view the beginning slides, please download the slides below.)
Youth Videos: Why Youth Care About TobaccoYouth-Adult PartnershipsTips for Youth Engagement


For more information on our youth-focused trainings, please contact Kidan Araya at kidan[at] or (916) 339-3424 x28.