First Fridays, “Mindset Matters” is a program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that will focus on issues that middle school age youth are beginning to face such as: alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, prescription drug misuse, relationships, bullying, stress, anxiety, peer pressure, self-concept, community responsibility, etc.

The goals are to create a supportive environment where they feel comfortable in learning, using their voice, and developing healthy relationships with their peers and professional staff.

Using peer-to-peer prevention strategies, our high school Y2Y members will work with staff to provide fun and innovative activities which will serve as a continual support network to influence middle school participants to make positive choices.

We would love to have your middle school youth participate in our First Friday! The sessions will take place at our Youth to Youth office (118 E Main St. Columbus, Ohio 43215) from 6:00pm – 8:30 pm on the dates below.

Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, Apr. 7

Registration will be required, and participants will be asked to wear a mask while they are inside of the building.

Register Below


Youth to Youth International

118 E Main Street.

Columbus, OH 43215

For more information and questions please contact:

Aloni HardrickĀ