Anaheim AVE (Anti-Vaping Endeavor) is a research-based program done in conjunction with Cal State Fullerton and University of California, Irvine under the Vaping Among Multicultural Orange County Students (VAMOS) project.
The goal of this project is to develop the students as researchers, while also helping to facilitate leadership development that can change the students internally as they move to affect their schools and communities. We hope to cover three areas of development: learning how to lead yourself, to connect with others, and to lead others.
Anaheim AVE is a year-long, research project where 20 students at 10 different middle and high schools within the Anaheim United High School District will be conducting an online, peer-to-peer study surrounding the usage of e-cigarettes at their schools.
The program will be focusing on 4 areas of development for the students:
- Learning how to lead yourself through emotional intelligence
- Learning how to connect well with others by growing in cultural intelligence
- Learning how to lead others well by discovering needs through research
- Learn how to utilize findings of research to promote advocacy in the form of policy work