For Teens

Photos of young SCCY participants

Alcohol Prevention


In Sacramento County, alcohol is the number one substance of abuse among teens, according to the California Healthy Kids Survey. Teens are drinking too much, too early, and too often. The Sacramento County Coalition for Youth was created to reduce these statistics and create strong and lasting community change through projects such as limiting youth access to alcohol, socially and through merchant education.

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SCCY youth member Lauren Wiegand plays the National Anthem before a Sacramento Kings game at the Golden One Center.
Kids drink due to boredom, social pressure, individual stressors, easy access, and mass marketing.