Youth Quest

March 13
8 am ‑ 3 pm


Youth Quest is an annual event hosted by CYAN to celebrate and promote youth advocacy in tobacco control. Youth Quest provides an opportunity for youth advocates to demonstrate their commitment to a tobacco-free California, learn about current tobacco control efforts, and build their advocacy skills by sharing their local work with legislators.


Youth Quest is an event for California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP)-funded organizations engaging youth in community-based interventions. This year’s event is geared toward middle and high school age students working with local programs on smoke/tobacco-free policy initiatives. The event is free for those attending from a CTCP-funded project. Youth from CDE-TUPE programs are welcome to attend the event; however, there will be a fee associated with attending.


A major component of Youth Quest is legislative visits.  All participants are required to visit a legislator or conduct drop-by visits to provide information and education on local, community-based tobacco-free activities. CYAN will schedule all legislative visits.


The event begins at approximately 8:30am and end by 3:00pm. The full-day event includes a mix of activities, educational presentations, a march to the Capitol, rally and press conference on the West Steps, and visits with state decision makers.


Organizations can register their coalition and adult partners using the registration link. Once registered, CYAN will email instructions for registering youth partners.

Registration for the 2023 event is open through Friday, February 3, 2023.


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