When the movement began in 2018, 21 youth-serving organizations and schools statewide were established as UpRISE coalitions. UpRISE is led by a Youth Action Board and an Adult Advisory Board.
Today, these coalitions continue to empower youth to fight the negative impacts of the tobacco industry, including:
This video from UpRISE shows how tobacco use and prevention can be viewed through a social justice lens, and how youth must be engaged in the fight for a more equitable world. The video uses UpRISE’s recent work as an example of successful youth engagement when taking a social justice approach toward tobacco control to create a movement.
To learn more about the work of UpRISE Colorado, visit their website.