Youth 2 Knowledge (Y2K) runs a science-based health and wellness program that educates high school students towards making healthy choices whilst informing students about the dangers of illegal substances.
Using the latest computer graphics, students learn how the brain operates, whilst also learning about the importance that nutrition and exercise have on maintaining a healthy brain.
Students then examine 3D brain scans of drug users and soon learn about the neurological damage that neurotoxins (found in illegal street drugs and poisons) have on the brain
Developed with the input of psychologists, the program is designed to engage students socially and visually to provide a Gen-Y based approach towards harm minimisation.
Y2K operates their health and wellness program throughout Australia and has educated over 20,000 students in relation to their science-based health program.
‘The presentation was very engaging and the presenters are very confident in delivering content that is appropriate for students aged 16-17yrs. Then audience interaction works really well and the presenters were willing to answer any question that was asked by both students and teachers. All schools should seriously consider delivering this program to their students especially considering that the top national issue affecting this age group is drugs and alcohol. We would definitely welcome Charles and Brad back to our college.’
Thankyou so much for coming down to kerang and teaching us about neurons and neurotoxin and how it harms our brain. Was great information and will definitely Help in my next health test! Nick
Thanks for coming to MacKillop Carl and Charles from Y2K, the information you provided us with was very useful and it was interesting to actually visualise the effects neurotoxins can have on the human brain and blood flow. Wishing you all the best with your presentations in future and hope the clips on your MacBook charger come in handy!
Hello, Charles came to my school today to present to us a talk about drugs in society and I was astonished about how much my knowledge on drugs and the harm it has on you physically and mentally had been misguided. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the speech and your passion for education and helping others over come drug abuse inspired me to never give in to peer pressure. Your words of wisdom really encouraged us to turn away from drugs and pursue us to strive for greatness. This program I noticed is different to many other programs, with sufficient evidence proving the points that were made. You have made such a huge impact on many people's lives and I hope you continue to educate people all over Australia for many years to come
I really enjoyed y2k coming to Redeemer Lutheran College and I found it fascinating to see that the effect of illegal drugs is worse on your brain then being hit in the head with a pole.