Y2Y International’s Conference

Dates: June 18-21, 2019

Cost: Adult + Youth Participants: $450.00, Franklin County Youth Participants: Current 8th-11th Grade: $75.00, Current 12th Grade: $200.00

Location: Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2019

A refund less $35 processing fee per registration will be granted if a request is received in writing by Wednesday, June 5th, 2019.  The cancellation notice must list each canceling participant’s name.  After this date, cancellations cannot occur, either in part or whole.  Stop payment of a check or purchase order does not constitute a cancellation, and thus full payment of conference fees will be collected.  Participant substitutions may be accepted.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to register a group of students. 

Thanks to special, county funding from the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County and the City of Columbus Y2Y is able to offer reduced rates to youth from Franklin County, Ohio. The cost of conference for all students living in Franklin County is $75.00. Follow the registration link above.

Conference Staff Applications

Every year we offer the opportunity for youth and adults to be a part of the Youth to Youth Conference volunteer staff. The staff role is one of the most critical and influential parts of a Youth to Youth Conference. Adult Staff will have their fee waived, and selected Youth Staff will have a reduced rate to attend the conference. Youth to Youth conferences are very active, participatory conferences. It is an excellent opportunity to receive training in many areas of youth leadership/drug prevention programming. We value the commitment of those youth and adults who are willing to assist in helping teens make positive choices and we promise to make the conference a learning, rewarding and fun experience for both the adult and youth staff. For those past participants or youth staff members who have completed their 1st year of college (or are at least 19 years old) and are interested in volunteering for a conference A-Team position ( working behind the scenes), please click the “APPLY NOW” button below.

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Call for Presenters

Youth to Youth strives to provide teens and their adult advisors with up-to-date, accurate information on topics that will assist them in their peer prevention programming efforts. We are looking for youth and adults who are promoting a drug-free lifestyle and want to empower others. Adult-Led workshop sessions (60 min) take place on the afternoon of June 19, 2019. Youth-Led workshop sessions (45 min) take place on the morning of June 20, 2019.

We are asking that you present unique, creative ideas and provide skill-building opportunities for others at the conference.  We encourage workshops to be interactive and not solely based on lecturing and question and answer.  Conference participants prefer presentations which focus on “how to” information, which will assist them in accomplishing goals in their own schools and communities.  Topic areas include but are not limited to:  Bullying, Healthy Relationships, Stress and Anxiety, Dating Violence, Media Influences, Suicide, Distracted Driving, Depression, Youth Obesity, Underage Drinking, Tobacco, Hookah, E-Cigarettes, Marijuana, Prescription Drug Misuse, etc.

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2019 sAMPLE Conference Agenda

(Some variations may occur depending on location)

Day 1
  • Registration
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Family Group 1 Small Discussion Groups
  • Speaker
  • Dinner
  • Teambuilding
  • Family Group 2
  • Fun Event
  • Dorm Meeting
  • Lights Out
Day 2
  • Breakfast
  • Speaker
  • Family Group 3
  • Lunch
  • Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop Session 2
  • Youth Staff Skits
  • Dinner
  • Family Group 4
  • Fun Event
  • Dorm Check-In
  • Lights Out
Day 3
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop Session 2
  • Lunch
  • Speaker
  • Family Group 5
  • Youth Action Group #1
  • Freetime/ Dinner
  • Family Group 6
  • Dance
  • Dorm Check-In
  • Lights Out
Day 4
  • Breakfast
  • Short Presentation
  • Youth Action Groups # 2
  • Lunch and Family Group 7
  • Closing Ceremonies