We, meaning you and I, create the culture we live in. We play a part in the puzzle, or big picture, and our influence has either a positive, or negative, impact on the world around us.
"We're all affected by our culture, but it works the other way too. We can affect our culture, so ultimately, we are the culture. We decide what it's going to be like," said Cheryl Biddle, founder of Alliance for Healthy Youth. Biddle takes teens, part of the C.A.T.S. (Concerned about Teen Success) program, into middle and high schools to educate their peers on important topics relating to the issues they face.
Their purpose is to empower, encourage and educate youth to make and keep healthy lifestyle choices. They equip them with the knowledge and skills to make decisions and practice behaviors that enhance health and wellness.