Social Media Project
Social Media has been a prominent part of the YLA since its founding. Social Media is able to reach community members and youth alike and has built a large presence in the Nederland area. Through weekly "Free Tool Box Fridays" the YLA is able to provide tools targeting positive coping strategies and preventing substance use through suggesting alternative options. The @nederlandyla Instagram has a large community following that encourages people to be interactive through working with other youth-based social media groups, running giveaways based on healthy activities, and boosting the voices of youth. Social Media also functions as an extension of TEENS inc and is able to inform the community of upcoming events and activities. The Social Media workgroup works to build the aesthetic, brainstorm ideas, and carry out social media plans on a schedule.