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MPI at Spring Jam

MPI will be partnering with Friday Night Live at Spring Jam 2020. This weekend long leadership conference will bring together middle school youth and the goal is to strengthen individuals as well as chapters through workshops and team events. The focus will be on alcohol and drug prevention.

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MPI at Sacramento Marijuana Prevention Summit

MPI is proud to partner with the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Arden Arcade (CSHAA) for their upcoming summit in March. The Sacramento County Coalition for Youth presents the 2020 Sacramento Marijuana Prevention Summit. Registration is now open!

The summit will feature keynotes from state and national experts, input from local leaders, and educational opportunities to continue the discussion regarding the impacts of recreational marijuana legalization on our community and our youth.

We are excited to have with us two amazing plenary speakers, Will Jones III and Joe Eberstein. Will Jones III serves as the Communications and Outreach Associate at SAM. He is an experienced speaker and community activist working on issues of social justice at the local and national level. Joe Eberstein works for the Center for Community Research Inc.; he is the Program Manager for the San Diego County (MPI) Marijuana Prevention Initiative.

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MPI and Urban Street Angels

 

MPI will be providing trainings to both youth and staff at Urban Street Angels. The training will be on January 28th. A key mission of Urban Street Angels is supporting housing and job training programs for transitional-age homeless youth, to help them off the streets with a hand up.

Transitional-age youth are individuals between the ages of 18 and 25. Many have suffered from years of abuse, trauma, and tough conditions while living on the streets. The needs of this demographic, largely ignored by existing support services, guided our growth toward our current mission.

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New Case of Vaping-Related Lung Injury Confirmed in San Diego

A new local case of vaping-associated lung injury was confirmed on Wednesday, Jan. 8, by the County Health and Human Services Agency.

To date, 43 cases of vaping-associated lung injury have been reported among San Diego County residents, while an additional three cases are under investigation. While there have been no local deaths, all patients had to be hospitalized.

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San Diego Schools Sue Juul Labs Over Youth Vaping Epidemic

San Diego's public school schools have filed suit against Juul Labs, Inc., the largest U.S. producer of e-cigarettes, accusing the company of deliberately marketing its vaping products to young people, effectively rolling back years of progress made by anti-smoking campaigns.

A 40-page complaint filed in San Diego Superior Court on behalf of the San Diego Unified School District on Tuesday alleges that Juul's product "disrupts the learning environment," causing an increase in student absences due to vaping-related illnesses and hurting the schools "by diverting funding away from learning toward educational campaigns, prevention, and treatment."

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