News & Announcements



March 4, 2008
Scott County Central wins Project Citizen

November 7, 2007
"Mobilizing for Evidence-Based Character Education" recognized by U.S. Secretary of State Spellings

October 25, 2007
Scott County Newsletter is available

September 23, 2007
Healthy & Active-
Scott County Central to hold Walk/Run

August 31, 2007
YEA! Team Recognized and Awarded

August 30, 2007
Dr. Bier Receives Award From Support A Child

August 29, 2007
YEA! Video Highlighted on Project Citizen Website

August 7, 2007
YEA! Teacher Training Is A Success!

March 10 , 2007
Healthy & Active-Scott County Makes Headlines!

March 6 , 2007
TEAM Support-A-Child and TEAM Jennings win awards at Project Citizen Showcase!

June 15 , 2008

YEA Completes Youth Tobacco Education, Advocacy, and Media Program

On Tuesday, June 10, the Youth Empowerment in Action team finished the Spring semester of the Youth Tobacco Education, Advocacy, and Media Program. YEA received a grant from the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to work with 20 Missouri schools on tobacco education and prevention. All 20 of the schools worked with this semester were from southeast Missouri with most being in the 'bootheel'. During the program, students were taught the role the media plays in influencing habits such as smoking. The schools were given opportunities to create their own media messages including posters, music, and videos to show their own anti-smoking stance. By the end of the program, twelve public service announcement videos were chosen to be sent to the cable companies in southeast Missouri for play during commercial breaks of television shows. The kids did a great job not only creating a message to show, but demonstrating the amount they learned about the tobacco industry and their tactics to influence young peoples' decisions to smoke.


Youth Empowerment in Action!
College of Education
University of Missouri - St. Louis
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121 USA