Officially, Hear Us is an annual advocacy event hosted by PreventEd for current high school students in St. Louis City, St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, and Jefferson counties. Students participating in Hear Us will train and prepare for legislative visits with their State Senator and Representative that is specific to their zip code.
Unofficially, Hear Us is a chance to connect with other students across the region and to affect real legislative change relating to drugs and drug use in your community. Your concerns about vaping, cannabis, opiates, or other drug related law will be heard by your legislators. The cost to register is $35 and scholarships are available.
Why should I participate in Hear Us?
Your voice can bring about real change! In addition to sharing their thoughts with legislators at this yearly event, Hear Us students helped finish the 10+ yearlong effort of passing a PDMP for Missouri.
You will have the opportunity to work with other amazing students inside and outside of your school district. Hear Us students are some of the BEST people PreventEd gets to work with! Plus, Hear Us looks AMAZING on job and college applications!
HEAR US 2024 SESSIONS
All sessions will be from 5:30-6:30 pm and conducted via Zoom, unless otherwise specified. Sessions are required. If you cannot attend, please let staff know in advance.
February 15: Introductions & What to Expect
February 22: Advocacy 101
February 29: American Cancer Society
March 7: Mothers Against Drunk Driving
March 14: Cannabis Trends
March 21: Planning & Practicing
March 27: Leave PreventEd office for Jefferson City (5:30 pm)
March 28: Legislative Appointments and Conference (arrive back at PreventEd office approx. 5:30 pm)
*There will be regular work-group meetings and check-ins with PreventEd staff
Register below or contact Emily Wilkerson at email@example.com for more information.