Student Leaders Initiating Change (SLIC) is a youth coalition developing our leadership skills to encourage our peers to make decisions that have a positive impact on themselves and the community.
• Initiative of Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) Coalition and Pathways, MI
• Involves High School Students from around the county
• Partners with existing youth leadership groups
Youth Led Activities for 2015
• Above the Influence (ATI) Week: October 26-31
• Red Ribbon Week: October 26-31
• Raise Your Voice: October/November and January/February
• Leadership As A Lifestyle: November 14
• Holiday Celebration: December
• National Drug Facts Week: January 25-31
• ATI Youth Conference: March
• Safe Prom: April/ May
• End Of Year Celebration: May
• Service Projects: As Planned
• ATI Events and Activities: Ongoing
• Meets the 3rd Thursday monthly at Pathways, MI (Holland Office) from 7-8:30pm
• At your school: Black River, Holland High School, Hudsonville High School, West Ottawa High School, Spring Lake High School, Zeeland High School and Careerline Tech Center
To become involved with SLIC contact Tiffany VanVelzen, Youth Development Coordinator at:
(616) 396-2301 x126
Via email at
Above the Influence
Above the Influence. It’s a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in—that’s negative influence. SLIC has organized “Freeze Mobs” to encourage others to be “Above the Influence” of negative pressures. Interested in taking a stand with us? Get involved! Join in!
Be Hip. Be in. Live Above!