Rising junior students at JSerra Catholic High School are educating other youngsters on the harmful effects of vaping through their project called “EduVape.”

Dillon Kim, Brayden Daly, and Arav Patel will be holding a virtual assembly in August with young people in Anaheim, and they have participated in other digital talks about the health consequences of vaping. The three friends originally planned to hold in-person assemblies but had to change plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The JSerra students got the idea for their program after a DEA officer spoke at their school about the hazards of substance abuse and secondhand smoke. They also felt motivated to speak up after observing how vaping is becoming a concerning issue for young people.