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Ken Scarberry
(707) 646-7603

Johanna Nowak-Palmer
Program Manager
(707) 646-7608

Rebecca Floyd
Project Coordinator
(707) 646-7602

Jena Brateng
Youth Activities Specialist
(707) 646-7606

Gavyn Leavens
Youth Activities Specialist
(707) 646-7604

Jordan Winkfield
Youth Activities Specialist
(707) 646-7607

Art is Power! is made up of three events, the Speaker Series, Youth Resiliency Summit (#IGNITE) and Student Showcase. Art is Power! is designed to cultivate Solano students' voice, artistic passion and creativity.


California TUPE Youth Leadership Academy - November 2, 2021

Join the Youth Board!

Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

In July 2020, the California Department of Education awarded a competitive grant to the Solano County Office of Education to support and implement tobacco use prevention programs for students in grades 6-12 in Solano County. For the past 6 years TUPE funds have supported the LifeSkills program in all districts in Solano County, supporting the following programs:

  • An evidence-Based alcohol, tobacco, and other drug curriculum provided to over 6,000 7th grade 8th students each year of the grant
  • Development and support of Student Leadership/Advocacy programs for both middle and high schools
  • Tobacco and vape presentations to high school students across the county
  • Community and parent education on the youth vaping epidemic
  • The development of a county wide youth coalition, training student leaders from all districts to lead prevention and education efforts, including local policy work.
  • Mini-Grants provided to middle and high schools of up to $1,000 to support student projects on tobacco and vape education and prevention
  • Funds to support trainings and conference attendance for educators and administrators to support TUPE programs/youth engagement
  • Funds to support trainings and conference attendance for middle and high school students
  • Resource development for youth appropriate tobacco/vape intervention and cessation resources for schools
  • Funds to cover costs of the California Healthy Kids Survey for grades 7, 9, & 11
  • Technical assistance for all districts to continue their state Tobacco Fee Certifications

SCOE’s goal is to not only continue these services, but also to increase student engagement in fighting the vaping crisis our schools are facing, provide technical assistance to schools to increase intervention efforts for students caught using tobacco/vape products on campus, and connect schools to additional programs and partners through School Resource Officers, campus wellness centers, and public health educators.

All districts in Solano County are certified Tobacco Free, and update their certifications every 3 years, next certification is due June 2023.