Rural youth face distinct problems that demand solutions specific to small-town environments. Freedom to Act is a case study about young people in a high school co-op program who combine their skills to reach a common goal. This youth team created a magazine for their peers, called Wild Times, Deadly Times, with information on how to reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use.
This project guide provides activities and ideas for supporting rural youth as they address issues related to alcohol and other drug use among their peers. The resources and strategies of this case study could be applied equally to rural youth service agencies and to urban secondary schools.