Rising 9th through rising 12th grade student leaders along with an Adult Sponsor are invited to participate in this virtual conference to develop a strategic prevention plan to address alcohol or other drug use among their peers.
During the kick off conference, Participants will engage in workshops facilitated by peer leaders, hear from internationally-known motivational speakers and learn peer leadership and prevention best practices to support the development of their Strategies To Act Now (STAN) Plan.
Enrollment will take place via an online registration system. All conference materials and year-long coaching and support from Virginia ABC is included in enrollment. Once enrolled, Adult Sponsors will receive a Confirmation Packet which outlines everything Adult Sponsors and Participants need to know before, during and after the conference including: Virtual Meeting Expectations, Code of Conduct and Dress Code.
Early Bird Enrollment
- April 1 to April 30
- May 1 to June 1
Changes to Teams cannot be made after June 1.
Only one Team per school or organization may enroll for the YADAPP Kick-Off Conference. The four students who attend the conference are the individuals who will lead the prevention initiative throughout the rest of the year at their school or in their community. If more than four students wish to be involved, they can be involved in implementation following the Kick-Off Conference.
Adult Sponsors are expected to lead only one Team during the conference and throughout the year. During the conference, Adult Sponsors will meet with their Teams and Youth Staff during scheduled times which does not allow for the division of time between multiple Teams.