During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents establish patterns of behavior and make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health. Young people's behaviors are influenced at the individual, peer, family, school, community, and societal levels.
To have the most positive impact on adolescent health, we are working together with schools, community organizations, faith-based groups, healthcare providers, and others to provide a comprehensive approach. Providing safe and nurturing environments for Cabarrus County youth can help ensure that adolescents will be healthy and productive members of society.
The Keeping Every Youth Safe (KEYS) program aims to reduce the incidence of young driver-involved serious injuries, crashes, and rates of impaired driving across Cabarrus County for youth between the ages of 14 to 19 years old.