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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

 Adults and students working against tobacco group
 SWAT at the Feb. 2019 Madera City Council Meeting, presenting on tobacco education


Get involved

SWAT is looking for students in Madera County ages 13-18 to join our efforts in the community. Getting involved is easy! 


  • Online:  Complete a Youth Coalition Membership Interest Form and click the submit button at the bottom
  • In person: Contact Graciela Valdez or Jasmine Gallegos at (559) 517-7871 to turn it in and receive more information


SWAT was developed in January 2019 to give students in Madera County a platform for addressing tobacco control issues affecting their community through outreach, policy change, and service. 


Jan. 19, 2019 - Our first SWAT retreat!
Large group of teenagers and adults around a table in a paneled room

Feb. 22, 2019 - Get in the LOOP Workshop: Incorporate hip-hop culture into advocacy
 14 teenagers and a teacher around a horseshoe table in a

Students learning about advocacy at SWAT retreat
Group of teenagers and Public Health Staff, holding signs saying SWAT"Students Working against Tobacco" outside of a building



Past events

 What  When  Where
World No Tobacco Day Event May 31, 2019 John Wells Youth Cntr & Town/Country Park (Madera, CA)  
Youth Quest    Mon,  Mar. 18, 2019 Sheraton Grand Hotel (Sacramento, CA)
Meeting & Training Wed, Mar. 13, 2019  Madera South High School (Madera, CA)
Meeting & Training Tue, Mar. 12, 2019   Chowchilla High School (Chowchilla, CA) 
Butt's Hunt (clean-up)  Mon, Feb. 25, 2019  Veterans Memorial Park (Chowchilla, CA) 
Hip Hop & Advocacy   Fri, Feb. 22, 2019  Madera Co. Dept. Public Health (Madera, CA) 
City Council Presentation Wed, Feb. 20, 2019  City Hall (Madera, CA) 
City Council 101 (workshop)  Wed, Feb. 13, 2019  Madera Co. Gov. Center (Madera, CA)
Meeting & Training  Thu, Jan. 31, 2019  1st Five Family Resource Cntr. (Chowchilla, CA) 
Kick-off Retreat  Sat, Jan. 19, 2019 John Wells Youth Cntr & Town/Country Park (Madera, CA) 

Quick Links

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Contact Us

Call: Graciela Valdez or Jasmine Gallegos at (559) 517-7871