RUMFORD — The Youth Empowerment and Policy Project (YEPP) is looking for youth specialists between the ages of 14 and 18 who are interested in learning about advocacy and policy while working on bringing awareness to their communities on the dangers of underage drinking.

YEPP’s primary goal is to change factors in the social, legal, economic and political environment that encourage, enable or support underage drinking. An underlying philosophy of the project asserts that, because underage drinking is a problem affecting the youth population, the most effective way to analyze and improve the environment is to involve youth in the discussion.

The youth specialist is a paid per diem position that meets on a monthly basis. Persons interested must be willing to learn public speaking skills, advocacy skills and be able to work independently.

An application can be downloaded from or by contacting Corrie Brown, prevention programs manager, at 626-3615 or [email protected]

For more information on YEPP and other underage drinking prevention efforts, contact Patty Duguay at the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition at 364-7408 or [email protected]

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