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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.


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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.

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This dynamic, interactive training is an ADULT ONLY opportunity to learn and enhance the skills of the adults who work with young people to effectively engage them in their programs and initiatives.Open to any adult who works in youth-led prevention, youth leadership, youth development, youth advocacy or community coalitions involving youth.



Youth to Youth offers tremendous leadership opportunities for high school students and the adults who work with them. Our one-of-a-kind conference experience, led by trained teens alongside adults, is the training that groups across the country count on annually to serve as a vital catalyst to initiate or improve their youth prevention programming.


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