Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)

703-383-8500
TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Daryl Washington,
Acting Executive Director

Youth Council

The Youth Council is a group of high school leaders committed to keeping their schools and communities safe and drug free.
Photo of teens at Youth Council meeting

It takes YOU to create a better Youth!

Our mission

The Youth Council works through community initiatives to prevent and/or reduce substance abuse and improve the wellbeing of youth and their families in Fairfax County.

Our vision

The vision of the Youth Council of Fairfax County is a community where youth grow up safe and drug free.

Why should YOU join the Youth Council?

  • Create youth-directed prevention activities.
  • Develop leadership and advocacy skills.
  • Gain volunteer and service hours.
  • Earn certificates for achievement and leadership.
  • Be an active and helpful member of your community.

Get involved in important prevention and community awareness projects!

Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock logo

 

Join us as we place stickers on alcohol boxes at local Giant grocery stores to remind people not to provide alcohol to minors. The Giant stores that will be involved include Falls Church, Burke, Chantilly and University Mall.

These outings are ongoing and you can learn more about dates/times/locations at our monthly Youth Council meetings.

Counter Act

Counter Act tobacco sticker

Be part of a statewide initiative to educate tobacco vendors on not selling tobacco to minors. Together, we will visit stores that sell tobacco to conduct assessments of their advertising, pricing and product placement. The goal is to educate vendors and to assess the availability of tobacco products throughout the county. We will capture the data and compile into a statewide database to be assessed and evaluated.

Next Counter Act Day of Action: Monday, November 5, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Merrifield Center in Room 3-409A. Email CSBYouthCouncil@fairfaxcounty.gov to find out about getting involved.

Learn more about Counter Act at our monthly Youth Council meetings.

Upcoming Youth Council meetings and events

Youth Council usually meets on the third Thursday of each month during the school year at 7 p.m. at the Merrifield Center.

Have questions about getting involved with the Youth Council? Email us.

Get a printable Youth Council card.