Impact Futures Community Coalition joins forces with Say What!

One Amarillo group is taking a step toward healthier living, by teaming up with a youth-led movement known as Say What!

Members of Impact Futures Community Coalition are joining efforts with the Say What! effort to reduce the use of tobacco in Texas.

Say What! stands for "Students, Adults, and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco."

The IFCC said they want to make a positive difference in schools and communities with their group Impact Teens.

"These teens will be able to talk to other teens about underage drinking and anti-tobacco and drug information." said IFCC member, La Viza Matthews "We feel when training comes peer to peer, it's a lot better. It's a lot more relatable. Kids relate to kids better."

Impact Teen members said they are excited to be able to help their peers understand the benefits of being smoke-free.

Supporting her "staying above" t-shirt, Impact Teen, MeKenna Matthews said, "My favorite part is helping people and sharing with the community what we're about. Itâ??s really exciting to help people that going down the wrong path to get them in the right path."

The IFCC will host its first youth-led and parent support Say What! training program on Monday, July 1, 2013.

Everyone is welcome to join.