The Meth Project engages in activities to increase awareness of the critical nature of the Meth problem, influencing and escalating public dialogue to find solutions. Coordinating closely with local, state, and federal agencies and organizations, the Meth Project organizes a broad range of local community outreach programs to raise awareness and to mobilize communities to assist in Meth awareness and prevention activities.
Paint the State
The Meth Project organized the successful Paint the State campaign
, a statewide public art contest that leverages the creativity and passion of young people to broadly communicate the risks of Meth use through public art. Held in 2006 and 2010, in Montana and Idaho, Paint the State prompted thousands of teens and their families to create more than 1,300 works of monumental-scale art with a strong anti-Meth message.
March Against Meth
The March Against Meth was an unprecedented event in which more than 2,300 teens led the call for continued funding for the Montana Meth Project. It was the largest teen demonstration in Montana's history, and culminated in the delivery of petitions signed by more than 55,000 Montana residents requesting financial support for the Project from the State Legislature. The petitions were accepted on President's Day, February 16, 2009 at the steps of the State Capitol.