Healthy YOUth (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)

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    Healthy YOUth (Youth Opportunities Unlimited) is a drug prevention program for dedicated, hard-working, and responsible Z-BTHS students who have chosen to be drug-free and who want to share that commitment with others in their community.

    Healthy YOUth is more than just a club.  The program is sponsored not only by Z-BTHS, but also the Cebrin Goodman Center and the Zion-Benton Coalition for Healthy Communities. Healthy YOUth members will meet twice a month to keep up-to-date in drug prevention, learn leadership and presentation skills, get to know each other, and to have fun!   

    We hope you will consider joining us for the 2021-2022 school year!

    Healthy YOUth members will meet twice a month to keep up-to-date in drug prevention, learn leadership and presentation skills, get to know each other and to have fun!   

    To be eligible applicants must:

    1.   Be tobacco, alcohol, and other drug-free the past 6 months and commit to a drug-free lifestyle
    2.   Have a “C” or higher in every class on their last report card and  maintain those grades
    3.   Adhere to the Healthy YOUth Code of Conduct (found here)

    To Apply for Healthy YOUth for the 2021-2022 school year please follow these steps:

    1. Fill out the application form online (click here) by Friday, September 3rd.  Once your application is received, you will be added to the Healthy YOUth Canvas Course.  
    2. Turn in a permission slip to Ms. Will in the IMC by Friday, September 10th.
    3. Turn in HY Project via our Canvas page by Friday, September 10th.  For details about the project, keep reading.
    4. You will be informed by Friday, September 17th if you have been accepted into the program.  
    5. All students who are admitted into Healthy YOUth are required to attend a training day on Thursday, September 23rd during the school day.  


    Project Guidelines

    All projects must be turned in via Canvas by Friday, September 10th.  Your project may also be be turned in any time BEFORE this date (and we strongly encourage you to do that!)  If you create a poster or other physical artifact, please bring it to the IMC, but also please upload a photo of it to the Canvas Assignment. Please be sure to include a photo of yourself with the project.  (We want to see your face, so please choose wisely!)  We may use this photo as the year progresses, too.

    The purpose of this project is for all applicants to our program to think creatively and to showcase their talents to express two important issues:  

    1) What is a drug-related problem in our school or community?

    2) What should we do about it (or identify a resource to help solve the problem)

    Your projects can take any form you choose.  We suggest one of the following:


    Script (play)

    Review of website/resource

    Newspaper/Magazine article summary and review

    Personal Interview/Conversation with Mr. Hall or Ms. Will (Please make an appointment with either sponsor by emailing us at or

    Prezi or GoogleSlide

    Video or Animoto Video

    Social Norm Poster



    Personal Narrative (Story)

    Original song (any genre)--Please record/perform


    If you have other ideas, you are welcome to be creative.  The POINT of this project is so that you showcase your talents and show your thoughts and perceptions about drug usage and how Healthy YOUth can make a difference.

    No group projects will be accepted this year.  Each individual person applying for Healthy YOUth must create a personal project.  If you have already completed a video or other project with another member in anticipation of this assignment, please contact Ms. Will for approval. 

    Contact Information for Questions/Concerns:

    Ms. Deborah Will

    IMC Coordinator



    Mr. Brent Hall

    Social Science Teacher