AROUND THE WORLD IN 2013!
Bonjour! Guten tag! Aloha! As-salam alaykum! Y-Guy will be learning to say hello in all sorts of languages as we launch YADAPP 2013: “Y-Guy Around the World”! So pack your suitcase, grab your passport, and join us at Longwood University, July 15–19, for this year’s annual YADAPP summer conference. Don’t miss the boat! Keep checking the YADAPP 2013 page and social media as we lead up to the conference with fun stuff, contests and more. Y-Guy is looking for teams of four teenagers with an adult sponsor to help make this year’s YADAPP the best ever! You will have so much fun you won’t want to say…Adios! Shalom! Sayonara! (and definitely not) Goodbye!
You’d better get your sunscreen ready too, because 2013 is going to be some fun in the sun! We can’t do any of this without your support, and we are planning to show appreciation for our adult sponsors like never before! So get your tickets early for one of the most inspiring journeys of a lifetime!
“YADAPP changed my life forever. My YADAPP family means the world to me and I loved every single part of [the conference]. [I] just want to say thanks to everyone who took part in changing my life.” —Sara H.
“[The] best part about YADAPP was meeting amazing people and being with people that want to make a difference where they live.” —Damitri Lamontae M.
“The best part about YADAPP has to be being a [Youth Leader], greatest year ever! It is the greatest thing you can ever experience in your life. I LOVE YADAPP!” —Jess A.
“The best part of YADAPP is the amazing bond that everyone grows to have with each other. YADAPP makes everyone a better person in their own way and it fixes those who are broken. It is the most uplifting experience that anyone could have the opportunity [to participate] in. I love YADAPP!” —Danielle Eppes
Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP)
Presented by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)
Yes, it’s true…the cost of taking a TEAM to YADAPP is only $300 this year. That works out to be only 60 bucks a piece for four team members and an adult sponsor! (That’s a 40 percent discount from past years!!!) The registration fee includes room, board, workshops, speakers and all the fun that comes with the YADAPP Leadership Conference. Don’t hit the snooze on this one folks, spots will fill up fast!!! Register today! (PDF file) >
Heritage High School (Newport News) and Virginia Beach Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action received the 2012 Wheeler Awards. The Wheeler Award, named in honor of Billie and Morris Wheeler, annually recognizes the two most successful Strategies to Act Now (STAN) Plans implemented during the previous school year. Awards are made at each YADAPP conference in the amount of $500 each. >
Twenty teams received $250 minigrants at YADAPP 2012. Minigrants are awarded annually to YADAPP teams who create exemplary Strategies to Act Now (STAN) Plans and exhibit the teamwork and planning necessary to put these plans in action. Awards are made in the amount of $250 each. >