central region learning collaborative

Central Connection

Join us for the “Central Connection,” where adults who work with youth will learn and collaborate together to make a difference in our Central Ohio communities.

The Central Connection will continue to plan and implement our identified regional focus on raising awareness and decreasing anxiety and depression among youth. How you ask?

Adults will be equipped with skills, new ideas and proven techniques to take back to your youth-led groups to facilitate change!

Collaborative meetings

January 22, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

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February 26, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

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March 26, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

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Sign Me Up

Every registered person who completes the program will be entered to win one of 5 $10 Fast Food Gift Cards. Fill out the form below to sign up.


The Central Connection Regional Learning Community is made possible through our collaboration with the Ohio Adult Allies.

The Ohio Adult Allies is a diverse network of adults who are committed to facilitating and advancing the work of youth-led programs. Adult allies work alongside young people and guide them through a planning process to create and implement a strategic plan that uses evidence-based strategies to create community-level change and build healthier communities. In order to accomplish this, adult allies engage young people in a community-based process in which youth:

  1. Determine a problem of practice by examining local and state data on issues concerning Ohio youth

  2. Identify the root causes of their problem of practice

  3. Select and implement evidence-based strategies to address those root causes

By engaging in this process, young people develop a critical awareness of their social environment and build the skills needed to be creative and active problem-solvers. Young people involved in youth-led programs contribute as active members of their communities who seek to affect community-level change and build 21st Century skills including critical and creative thinking, flexibility, and leadership.

To learn more about the Ohio Adult Allies please visit: https://www.ohioadultallies.com/


Funding provided by Prevention Action Alliance with grants made possible through Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services.