Environmental Prevention San Francisco (EPSF)

Part of the CMCA Youth Action Groups

High school students Stipends $ Bilingual English-Spanish

Create change in your community Design community campaigns

  • High school students
  • Willing to commit to programming twice per week
  • Able to work in a group and independently
  • Interested in learning new skills

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) Youth Action Group: Horizons’ Environmental Prevention Youth Action Groups have been aligned to support the citywide San Francisco Prevention Coalition initiatives through youth-led work at the neighborhood level using the evidence based Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol program model and framework.

Each Youth Action Group will design and carry out campaigns and projects that stem from their individual program modules, while supporting the overall Coalition campaign and workplan. Campaigns and initiatives have included counter-advertising campaigns, store makeovers, and policy work including resolution development, adoption, and advocacy.

Program Summary

EPSF is a youth leadership and prevention program that trains youth in environmental prevention principles and strategies. Youth participate and engage in a variety of activities including community data collection, local policy work, and neighborhood campaign development. Youth from this program will also support local initiatives and participate in Coalition building activities with other Horizons’ Youth Action Groups and groups from across San Francisco. Youth representatives will be selected to represent the group at all Coalition meetings and events.

This program was piloted by Horizons during FY 2008-2009 and originally named Latinos for Alcohol Prevention (L.A.P.), in collaboration with the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI).


The program offers 2 concurrent groups year round, via 2 cycles: School: 32 weeks, and Summer: 8 weeks, in duration.

  • 32 weeks, 4 hours per week
  • Session Dates: September – May
  • Days: Mondays & Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • Times: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
  • 8 weeks, 4 hours per week
  • Session Dates: June – August
  • Days: Mondays & Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • Times: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
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If you are interested in learning about issues in your neighborhood, getting involved in policies that govern our city, and making positive changes in your community, apply now!