Above the Influence [ATI]-Kent County™ celebrates the choices Kent County youth make daily to live above the negative influences around them. Through the advancement of Above the Influence-Kent County™, the Kent County Prevention Coalition [KCPC] creates spaces for even the most vulnerable to use their voice to make a difference. ATI- Kent County™ is designed to equip teens to think critically about personal choices and future ambitions related to underage substance use and misuse, and the power community teens have individually and collectively to impact peers, family and community norms and the world by making a personal commitment to live Above the Influence.
ATI-Kent County informs and inspires teens to reject illicit drugs via TV, print, Internet, and local radio advertising. Most importantly, in partnership with schools, community organizations, and faith communities. Above the influence is about:
- Peer to Peer learning and empowerment
- Positive lifestyle choices
- Creating healthy youth decision-making tools
- Community mobilization via youth