HYCAN and our partners participate in a series of activities throughout the year including:

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Public Art Murals

With the guidance of a teaching artist, youth are engaged to design and paint thematic public art murals and panels that promote neighborhood restoration, revitalization and beautification, positive empowerment and healthy choices, neighborhood attachment and civic engagement while discouraging unhealthy and risky behavioral choices.


Community Partnerships

EASTPAC (East Precinct Advisory Council), A volunteer community organization that provides a forum to resolve public safety priorities; evaluate, advocate and facilitate strategies that reduce crime and improve life quality, for the East Precinct, actively partnering with law enforcement and other entities to address barriers to these outcomes. Open public meetings, held the fourth Thursday of each month, are attended by citizens and community stakeholders and law enforcement command staff to discuss and resolve public safety and life quality concerns.



The Washington State Prevention Summit provides an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals across the state who are working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.


Pro-Social Activities

Positive after school activities, social norms projects, community service to promote positive empowerment & engagement, attendance of students at youth conferences, social norms projects, student support, and incentives to live healthy lives healthy behavioral choices.

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Key Leader Dinner

Partnering with the East Precinct Advisory Council (EastPAC), HYCAN sponsors a dinner meeting where the Central Seattle community is invited to enjoy a dinner catered by a Central Area business and hear about our programs and efforts to collaboratively increase life quality in our neighborhoods.

Spring Teen Youth Forum

A state-wide forum to recognize and reward youth prevention teams that have implemented a successful prevention project within their communities.  Showcasing prevention projects that were developed by youth leaders, participants give presentations that provide other youth opportunities to learn from one another and share success stories to encourage program capacity building and sustainability.  

Summer Coalition Leadership Institute

The  Division of Behavoral Health and Recovery (DBHR) facilitates a summer gathering of CPWI Prevention professionals and volunteers focusing on the latest research, statewide program updates and best practices.


Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

National Leadership Forum

A four-day conference packed with multiple adult and youth-oriented opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known experts and policymakers with a full day dedicated to Capitol Hill events. The Forum is held in the Washington, DC area every year, normally the first week of February and brings together more than 2,700 participants representing community anti-drug coalitions, government leaders, youth, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, youth and faith-based leaders.

Game of Life

Teens from around the region gather for a facilitated discussion of relevant issues, including distracted and impaired driving, social media, respect, leadership, drug and alcohol abuse and suicide prevention.

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Town Hall Forum

A community meeting addressing the results of the Healthy Youth Survey, along with latest research on examples of youth substance misuse and abuse. Co-facilitated by the University of Washington School of Social Work and the Communities that Care program.