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Vamos ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The Vamos project seeks to help Hispanic youths strengthen their ability to confront daily challenges that can lead them to abuse of alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. The program centers upon an interactive cellphone app that follows a cartoon character through teens’ every-day experiences, such as bullying and peer pressure. Young people who use the app choose how the character in the story responds to these situations, and are able to see the consequences of their choices.
Vamos is part of a study conducted by the Columbia University School of Social Work under the leadership of Dr. Steven Schinke, an innovator in the use of technology to promote the wellbeing of young people around the United States.