We need to get the word out. There is a need and an opportunity in our communities to provide our youth with the skills and confidence to deal with the many issues they face. Examples of such issues include cyber bullying, drugs and alcohol abuse, obesity and the rising cost of higher education. The good news is, there is something that each of us can do to encourage and empower our youth to deal effectively with these challenges. Become a supporter of the Brieant Youth Alliance. As a board member of the Brieant Youth Alliance, I believe that it takes a village to raise our youth. One of my goals is to rally the “village” to which we all belong. Please help us get the word out by liking us on Facebook, following us on Instagram or Twitter, and signing up for our newsletters.