This past spring I had the opportunity to work with the El Paso County Health Department, in partnership with two local high schools, to create an anti-tobacco media campaign. It was an awesome experience to work with a group of high school students to help them share with their communities their commitment to avoid tobacco products and instead pursue healthy choices.
The campaign had multiple purposes:
- Provide a platform for high school students to tell their stories about making healthy choices versus using tobacco products
- Deliver a message to the local city council encouraging them to pass legislation discouraging the use of tobacco by youth
- Create media products — through photography, video, and audio — that could be distributed through different channels in the school and community
The rest of the story and images after the jump.