State of Using

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State of Using Discussion Guide

Creation Process

During the 2012-2013 school year, the MYC engaged the voices of more than 1,000 youth through development and administration of a survey. The survey collectively identified issues affecting youth throughout the state. Crime, Safety & Gangs, Bullying, and Drugs & Alcohol were identified as the top three issues facing youth in Minnesota.

In response to the survey, the MYC brainstormed innovative solutions to each issue. As a result of this process and focus on drug and alcohol abuse, the MYC is proud to have created a documentary, “State of Using“, as part of their philanthropic work.

The film was created, filmed, and edited by youth. The MYC made this film in partnership with Intermedia Arts, Minnesota Alliance With Youth, and Youthprise.