THOMPSON TEENS UNITED TRAVELING MURAL HAS A HOME FOR THE SUMMER By Meg Keigley- Program Specialist

In case you have not heard, Team is proud to be working with a group of Loveland & Berthoud high schoolers on a campaign to raise awareness of substance use rates among youth in Colorado.  The goal of this campaign is to uncover youth’s perceptions of peer substance use (for example, how many of their peers they think are smoking weed) and compare those perceptions to the reality of substance use.  All of this is intended to decrease youth substance use by exposing the actual norms among youth in our community. 

The campaign, named Thompson Teens United, created a traveling mural this spring.  Youth from Thompson Teens United designed and implemented this collaborative work of art that traveled to four Thompson School District high schools this spring.  Over 150 teens from the four high schools contributed to the mural with individual pieces of art depicting what they do instead of using substances. 

Now with schools closed for the summer the mural will reside at the Loveland Public Library for the coming months.  Be sure to stop by and check out the amazing work done by teens in our community!  

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