SAVE THESE DATES on your calendar and plan your outreach with this helpful schedule. Each event will be “live” and link to each campaign as each gets closer. Check back for more details or email [email protected] for information.
March 18-24: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.
During this week, we will share one fun, easy-to-understand whiteboard video per day for you to share! Please help Johnny’s Ambassadors shatter the myth that marijuana is harmless for teens!
May 1-31: May Marijuana Month Prevention Challenge.
Each year in May, communities and individuals across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. In keeping with our mission of youth marijuana prevention, Johnny’s Ambassadors has created the MAY MARIJUANA MONTH Prevention Challenge! We have developed a kit you are free to download, post, and use, with activities for SAMHSA’s National Prevention week from May 12-18 and Prevention Day on May 14.
July 4-10: National Marijuana Facts Week (NMFW).
NMFW is an annual, week-long, national health observance founded by Johnny’s Ambassadors to raise public awareness about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide. The week-long observance symbolically culminates on July 10, Dab Day. NMFW brings together parents, students, educators, doctors, scientists, and community partners to save our youth from the harms of today’s high-potency marijuana. To participate, select some of activities to do during the week of July 4-10 on your own or with your coalition, community group, or organization.
July 10 and 11: Youth Marijuana Prevention Live and Virtual Conference.
Johnny’s Ambassadors hosts our 4th annual two-day Youth Marijuana Prevention conference! This will be a hybrid conference, meaning it will be filmed in person in front of an in-person studio audience in Denver, CO, and livestreamed to virtual locations. You’ll participate in sessions with expert speakers giving the recent research about the dangers of youth marijuana use. All attendees, live and virtual, will receive access to the recordings for 30 days to watch on your own time. This event is appropriate for educators, community-based organizations, school administrators, drug prevention specialists, mental health professionals, parents, teachers, coalitions, law enforcement, counselors, and anyone else working with youth.
September 23: Johnny’s Ambassadors #StopDabbing Walk and Annual Fundraiser
Looking for a great way to educate your students about the harms of teen THC use? Join the Johnny’s Ambassadors annual #StopDabbing walk! This time, the teams will be schools, and students will be team members! Every teen will have a personal link to raise funds for their own walk to benefit Johnny’s Ambassadors. We will provide PowerPoint slides and a script for students to present to their peers at school on Monday, Sept. 23. The host school is Legend High School in Parker, Colorado. You can either watch Legend’s students give the presentation (using any computer projected to your screen in the gym/auditorium), OR your own teens can present it at your school using our materials (a prevention club or Student Council). Then you go outside and walk on your track! We will be giving away prizes for the schools and students who raise the most money for Johnny’s Ambassadors!