“Making the Way Easy!” Training  Conference

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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. It is for any adult who works in youth-led prevention, youth leadership, youth development, youth advocacy or community coalitions that involve youth.   Adults will be confident in their ability to connect with youth to serve as valuable resources in their community and schools.

April 27-28, 2017

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay

Discounted room rates at $159 per night available for check-in April 26th through check-out April 29th.

You may book your hotel rooms online using the button below or calling 813-888-8800 and asking for the “Youth to Youth training” group rate. Reservations must be booked 30 days prior to arrival in order to receive the discounted rate.



To register please fill out the form below:

Your training fee covers all materials, along with lunch on both days.  All other meals and overnight accommodations are the responsibility of the participant. 
For questions, please contact Taylor McKnight, Coordinator of Speaker and Training Services, Youth to Youth International Tmcknight@youthtoyouth.net or 614.586.7946


will take a comprehensive approach and touch upon many of the areas relevant to youth led programming.  The topics will include:

The Development is the Prevention!

  • The benefits of youth led programming
  • What is the adult role?
  • What is effective prevention?
  • The scary side to scare tactics


The ABC’s To YAB!

  • How to recruit and retain members
  • Running effective committees
  • Boundaries
  • Making it all work


From Attitude to Action!

  • Creating a worthwhile social media presence
  • Creating powerful youth led presentations
  • Environmental Prevention Strategies
  • Stories from the field


will be unlike any other professional conference you have ever attended.  The presenters, workshop instructors, and hands- on activities will be focused on showing you not telling you many of the tips and techniques you can immediately incorporate into your youth led programming to make your young people stronger and more capable.

If you have been working with teens forever, if you are new to the field, or just looking for ideas on how to effectively involve youth in your coalition, you will definitely find something to make your way easier. 


Our presenters are certified professionals who have amassed years of skills and knowledge through their direct work in the field. They include:


Director of Program Development and Lead Trainer for Youth to Youth International/CompDrug.  Ty has been working with young people, and the adults that work with young people for almost 30 years.  He is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II and has trained and spoken to youth in all 50 states as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, Germany, Japan, and Italy.


This team of certified prevention professionals is responsible for planning and implementing three national conferences annually that impact over 1200 teens. Their “real job” though happens the other 49 weeks of the year while they facilitate the Franklin County Youth Advisory Board. They practice youth led prevention every day and run into the same challenges and obstacles as you do or will in your youth group. YAB has been going on since the inception of Youth to Youth in 1982 and the team has benefited from all those years of experience.

Sponsored By:

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