Youth and young adults are choosing to take a stand and change the conversation, change their futures and Change the Game related to their physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
These GameChangers come from all walks of life and every corner of our state.
- GameChangers in Organized Sports
- GameChangers in Band, Chorus, Drama & Other Clubs
- GameChangers in Scholastic Achievement
- GameChangers for Individual Health & Wellbeing
- GameChangers for Family, Faith & Community
- GameChangers for Self
West Virginia high school kids have come a long way! Looking at the numbers, they’re already Changing the Game – and they have been for years.
Youth have been Changing the Game with healthy decisions. As new challenges emerge – like the Opioid Epidemic – they need real facts and support to continue making good choices.
GameChangers is here to empower WV youth – with straight-up facts and information, solid support and major amplification of their voice as they work to Change the Game in their local communities, statewide and beyond.
91% Wear Seatbelts
Only 6% are Frequent Smokers
Only 28% Drink Alcohol
Only 26% Drink at Least One Soda a Day
Only 18% Used Marijuana in Past 30 Days
66% 25 years ago
20% 25 years ago
53% 25 years ago
46% 18 years ago
29% 18 years ago
Fact: Most youth and young adults are NOT involved in substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors.
In Fact: The majority of WV youth are making a positive difference.
GameChangers is here to amplify these positive choices, voices and actions – to Change the Game, improve the future and make a difference for WV.
GameChangers is the youth-led prevention, peer-to-peer influence, positive youth development and community enhancement organization designed to educate, support and empower teens to make healthy choices and become leaders.
While we’re focused on the Opioid Epidemic, GameChangers have a positive impact on much, much more.
- In Your Local Community
If you’re a GameChanger – or want to become one – check back here to find local groups, sign up to win GameChangers swag, gift cards, scholarship opportunities and more!
- At the Statewide Level – Apply for “TAC”
TAC stands for “Teen Advisory Council,” which is a representative group of youth from across the state working together to help define, shape and guide the entire GameChanger organization.
It’s an awesome responsibility and a great opportunity!
Become a GameChanger
If you or someone you know may need help with drug dependence or addiction, these trusted resources can help. GameChangers is here to draw attention to the fantastic groups and organizations working with youth and young adults in local communities. Listed below are several of these outstanding resources.