Statewide Youth Activities and Opportunities

CYAN Youth Board of Directors

CYAN’s Youth Board of Directors is a dynamic group of high school students from across California who provide direction and guidance to CYAN’s Youth Program.  Youth serve a one-year term (July – June) on the Board and meet two times per month to discuss CYAN’s youth-focused activities.

Statewide Youth Advocacy Conference

A statewide conference for engaged youth working on making their communities smoke and tobacco-free.  This summer conference strives to strengthen youth engagement in local tobacco control advocacy efforts by providing young people with training on a variety of skills and topics related to coalition development, public speaking, and working with decision makers. In addition, participants will learn about current and emerging tobacco issues.  This year’s conference will be held in Nevada City, CA on June 24-27, 2018.

Youth Quest

Youth Quest is an annual event hosted by CYAN to celebrate and promote youth advocacy in tobacco control. Youth Quest provides an opportunity for youth advocates to demonstrate their commitment to a tobacco-free California, learn about current tobacco control efforts, and build their advocacy skills by sharing their local work with legislators.