REALITY Illinois is an in-your-face anti-tobacco movement created by and for Illinois teens. REALITY teens from all over McLean County have the opportunity to earn community service hours, gain advocacy skills and meet other teens while promoting positive change on a local level.
What do REALITY Illinois teens do?
The McLean County Chapter of REALITY Illinois partners with Project Oz's Youth Action Board (YAB) group to spread tobacco-free messages and promote local tobacco control policies. YAB meetings are held once a month in Bloomington-Normal.
Participating in radio and TV commercials
Conducting community surveys
Spreading tobacco prevention messages
Designing billboards and posters
Tobacco litter pick-ups
Creating presentations on smoke-free and e-cigarette policies
YAB collecting bags of tobacco litter at annual tobacco litter clean-ups!
REALITY is a great way to:
Meet new friends with similar interests
Build your resume
Earn community service hours and Letters of Recommendation
Make positive change in the community
Tobacco prevention billboard designed by YAB!
Join REALITY Illinois
Youth Action Board (YAB) meets one evening a month in Bloomington-Normal. If you're interested in joining YAB, contact Katie McHugh at (309) 888-5446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there quit resources just for teens?
Yes! Smokefree Teen and The Real Cost have teen-friendly information and resources for teens who want to quit, like smart phone apps, games, smoke-free text, and live help.