Jeffco BE Team
BE Teams are high school clubs focused on preventing tobacco and substance use in their schools and communities. The activities that the BE Teams participate in include outreach, education, gathering information and participating in the civic process. Supported by their high schools and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), BE Teams help to educate their peers, community members and decision makers about the issues and possible solutions to tobacco and other substance use among youth. BE Team members can participate in and advocate for sustainable solutions, including evidence-based policy and environmental change strategies. There are currently BE Teams at Jefferson, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge High Schools.
Why Join the BE Team?
- Fulfill volunteer or community service requirements.
- Make a positive difference in schools and communities.
- Develop leadership skills in areas of interest such as health, social justice, education,
public policy, and tobacco/substance abuse prevention.
- Improve public speaking skills.
- Learn about the civic process and how to advocate for policy change.
- Build your resume and earn recommendations for scholarships, college applications,
and/or job opportunities.
How to Get Involved
- If you are a student and want to be involved in something that makes a lasting difference in your school and community, contact Donna Viverette at Jefferson County Public Health at 303-275-7555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Youth can also get involved with the Tobacco-Free Jeffo Alliance. For more information, contact 303-275-7555 or email@example.com.
You Can Help Jeffco Be Tobacco-Free!
The BE Team and Tobacco-Free Jeffco Alliance both welcome new members at any time throughout the year.
Check out this website to learn more about the harms of tobacco and ways to reduce the toll of tobacco in your community.
If you don’t use tobacco, don’t start! If you do use tobacco, find resources and support to help you quit.