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Youth Leadership

Creating Positive Change Together.



Join our Youth Advisory Board in Central Ohio to learn leadership skills.

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Engage your high school or middle school in our various initiatives in Central Ohio.


Coalitions & Organizations

Partner with Y2Y by learning about our national and international offerings.

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YOUTH TO YOUTH was founded in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, as a community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students. The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure—making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Featured Speaker


Javier Sanchez

Through comedy, spoken word poetry, and powerful stories from his own life, Javier reminds audiences that their personal power to change their lives and change the world around them starts with the choices they make From This Moment On.


Youth Advisory Board


YAB is a place for Central Ohio teens to express ideas and opinions while building their leadership skills. Are you a high school teen living in Central Ohio? If so check out our YAB page now and learn how you can get involved!


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