The Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) is a year-long high school peer leadership program that begins again each summer when schools and communities around Virginia send teams of youth to a five-day conference. At conference, teams develop action plans to address substance use in their schools and communities.
YADAPP attendees will:
- Broaden their knowledge of substance use prevention and work as a team to create a high school substance use prevention plan for their school.
- Learn leadership skills needed to address common issues among youth.
- Network and build supportive relationships with others from across Virginia.
YADAPP is administered by the Education and Prevention Section of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), which has been involved with the project since its inception in 1984.