Health & Wellness Masthead
March 2015

Happy Kick Butts Day!

Kick Butts! Day is an annual, nation-wide event and is a great opportunity to engage middle and high school students in quick, low cost tobacco prevention activities. 

One opportunity for young people is to make a (selfie) statement with the #NotAReplacement campaign! Check out this short video from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for more information: 

Not a Replacement

To view guides for this and other activities, visit

Can't celebrate today? All Kick Butts! Day activities can be implemented on another day!


Emily Justice
Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE)


2015 Contra Costa Youth Health Symposium

CourAGE members, Sanilie, Cinthya & Hannah, lead a workshop on prescription drug abuse at the 2014 Symposium.

The Contra Costa Youth Health Symposium, planned and facilitated by the CourAGE Youth Health Coalition, is an opportunity for high school students to come together, learn more about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and identify projects that they can take back to their school.

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Location: St. Mary's College, Moraga

This is a no-cost event! Bus transportation is available and breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact Emily Justice for more information.  
Thank You
We hope you enjoyed this month's Health & Wellness Matters e-newsletter! If you have suggestions for future articles or resources to share, contact Emily Justice.

CCCOE Educational Services
Emily Justice, Manager, Tobacco Use Prevention Education

Pamela Comfort, Ph.D.,
Associate Superintendent, Educational Services

Pam Tyson, Ph.D., Director, Educational Services
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