Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is YAC?
A. YAC stands for Youth Action Committee. The Youth Action Committee (YAC) was established in 1996. Since that time, hundreds of local youth have been members of YAC and participated by volunteering at community events, assisting with peer-­to-­peer media campaigns, providing input to the City of Longview youth initiatives, while developing leadership skills and making new friends.

Q. How do I join YAC?
A. YAC is open to students in 8th – 12th grade in Longview and the surrounding area. Student members must be committed to living drug­, alcohol­, and tobacco-­free during their teen years, and dedicated to making healthy choices.

Q. Do other cities have YAC?
A. Many city governments support Youth Action Committees in their community and promote youth participation at both municipal government and community levels.

Q. How old do I have to be to join YAC?
A. YAC is open to any student in 8th – 12th grade, including public, private and home schooled students.

Q. Are there any special requirements to join YAC?
A. Student members must be committed to living drug­, alcohol­, and tobacco­-free during their teen years, and dedicated to making healthy choices.

Q. When and where does YAC meet?
A. YAC meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month during the school year at the partners in Prevention office, 140 E. Tyler St., Suite 400.