What is Planet Youth?

It’s a prevention model designed and proven to reduce or delay substance use among youth.

It was pioneered in Iceland over 20 years ago — since then the youth substance use rate there has gone from 48% to less than 5% in 2017.

“The issue is not what youth do; it’s the nature of what they do. If it is organized, productive, and under the leadership of adults, that is really the core ingredient.”

Alfgeir Kristjansson, PhD, MSc Associate Professor, West Virginia University School of Public Health, USA Senior Researcher, ICSRA, Reykjavik University, Iceland

The Model