Youth East Palo Alto (YouthEPA)

Contact Information
Main Address
903 Weeks Street, East Palo Alto, California 94303
About the Organization:

Organization's Mission/Description

YouthEastPaloAlto (YouthEPA) is a project of the One East Palo Alto (OEPA) Community-Based Partnership for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug-Related Problems (Community- Based Partnership). YouthEPA was recently awarded a 2009 Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant to involve and engage the community of East Palo Alto (EPA), CA in a comprehensive initiative to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug abuse among youth. The project’s major activities are described below.


  • YouthEPA Youth and adults will administer surveys assessing issues pertaining to the use of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs in EPA to providers, students, parents, teachers, and general community residents.• YouthEPA will host four annual culminating events will be scheduled during the planning year and in subsequent years, with these events combining dialogue with the community and alcohol-free community celebrations.• To ensure that YouthEPA captures the input of all of EPA, targeted outreach will focus upon new immigrant families, non-English speaking families and other families who are historically uninvolved in community planning.• Together, YouthEPA youth and adult partners will develop a comprehensive plan designed to prevent youth use of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.