The youth committee began meeting in December 2019. With multiple members on the team, deciding on which type of project we wanted to do was initially challenging, as many amazing options from events and art pieces to technological projects were presented. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our ideas were changes and narrowed to allow for safety, including meeting only on ZOOM. We decided that bringing awareness to the Tri-Cities through visual art, as well as connecting the community to resources via QR code would be an engaging project at this time. After deciding on a mural for our project, we wanted to paint a permanent mural on city walls. The opioid crisis is a major health emergency and is still as prominent as it was the last few years. This crisis needs full awareness from the community, as changes need to be made to save lives. We hoped that a visual art piece would spark conversation, and would provoke an "I hadn't thought of that" moment.
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