Featured Speakers

Our Speakers

Our Speakers can address middle school and high school students, college students, parents and adults who work with youth. They can also conduct workshops and adult in-services. Please contact Jill Smock, jsmock@youthtoyouth.net or 614-586-7954 if you are interested in booking one of our speakers.

A portion of the speaker fees provide additional prevention services for youth.

Ty Sells

Not just a speaker, Ty brings over twenty two years of experience in drug prevention and community services. He is a “product” of the Youth to Youth high school program, and spent years during and after college working directly with youth in its’ local program. Ty is known across the country for his charisma, humor and leadership. He has developed a number of trainings, workshops, and presentations for both youth and adults to address the many complex issues that confront today’s young people.


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Javier Sanchez

For almost 20 years Javier has been inspiring and equipping youth and adults to be intentional about experiencing life to the fullest in a healthy, safe, and positive way. 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. Discover why Javier Sanchez and this powerful program have become one of the most sought after experiences for schools, communities, conferences, and conventions all over the world!!

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Shaun Derik

For over 10 years, speaker, director and performing artist, Shaun Derik has dedicated his life to helping people, young and old, reconnect with their passion. Through his dynamic message delivery, which is a blend of music and comedy, audience members leave Shaun’s presentations feeling motivated and energized; as a result are encouraged to take massive steps towards the achievement of their vision and life-long goals.

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