Teens Kick Ash - Youth Tobacco-Free Advocacy Conference

22nd Annual Teens Kick Ash

Youth Tobacco-Free Advocacy Conference

Teens Kick Ash is intended to develop the next generation of tobacco-free advocates. Through hands-on training and team-building activities, middle and high school students from all over Ventura County learn about e-products and other tobacco-related health risks while networking with peers on how to effect positive change in their own behavior, in their schools, and within their communities. They will participate in workshops on various topics including advocacy, effective presentations, social media, video production, and journalistic writing. The conference teaches students about nicotine addiction and the e-product and tobacco industry’s marketing strategies to attract young people. The conference is presented annually by the Ventura County Office of Education’s department of Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs. 


When?

Middle School - February 19th

High School - February 20th 


Who Should Attend? 

Middle/high school students and adult advisors involved in outreach projects and programs such as: 

  • Journalism
  • Video Production
  • Peer Resource
  • Clubs
  • Friday Night Live/Club Live
  • Peer Leaders/Leadership
  • AVID
  • Visual/Media Arts


Where? 

Ventura County Office of Education 

5100 Adolfo Road

Camarillo, CA 93012


Registration Deadline:

Middle school students and chaperones must register at: bit.ly/tkamiddleschool20 

High school students and chaperones must register at: bit.ly/tkamiddleschool20

Deadline to register is January 29, 2020

 

If needed, the VCOE Media Release form can be downloaded here: VCOE Media Release PDF

 

Keynote Speaker:

Each year, the TKA planning committee seeks out knowledgeable expert presenters to open each day's conference with an engaging presentation for youth that will also provide them with important, factual information on addiction and teen brain development. 

Check back soon for info on this year's keynote speaker!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Services CenterVCOE Administrative Services Center 
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-383-1908

Map & Directions  
Conference and Educational Services CenterVCOE Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-437-1305

Map & Directions