> STAN Plan


The Strategies To Act Now (STAN) Plan is the focal point of YADAPP. Throughout the week of the kick-off conference, Participants work on their STAN Plans, and Adult Sponsors participate in their track that complements the Participants' development of the STAN Plan. Junior Staff members facilitate YADAPP Teams' STAN Plan development.
Students working on STAN Plan


Before attending the YADAPP conference, Teams should begin to assess the needs of their communities when it comes to substance use prevention. An important piece to the STAN Plan is identifying any gaps and substance use related problems in the community. All YADAPP Teams should work to collect local data and information prior to attending the kick off conference.
YADAPP members conversing


At the conference, Participants work as a Team to develop a written prevention plan to address a substance use problem surrounding high school students in their school or community. When developing their plan, Teams are encourage to be as creative, detailed and realistic as possible. Adult Sponsors will meet with their Teams throughout the development process.
YADAPP Members presenting


After the conference, Participants kick off their STAN Plan by presenting their STAN Plan to school and community stakeholders to gain approval and support. Once your Team has presented their plan to administrators and has gained approval, begin planning and building partnerships that will assist in making your STAN Plan a success. As Teams implement their STAN Plans, it is best to document throughout the implementation process.
YADAPP STAN Presentation


Once the Team's STAN Plan has been implemented, complete the STAN Plan Final Report (SPFR). Even if your Team has been unable to complete your plan, you are highly encourage to submit a SPFR. This helps us assess the reach of your prevention efforts, identify barriers Teams may face and plan for future conferences. The SPFR serves as your Team’s application for the Wheeler Award.

STAN Plan Final Report

After you return home and put your STAN Plan in action, we want to hear about it! Please remember to submit your STAN Plan Final Report (PDF).

To complete the STAN Plan Final Report, you must download and save the STAN Plan Final Report PDF to your desktop, fill it out and save it. Reports completed on a web browser will not save when submitted.

Even if your team has been unable to complete your original plan, you are highly encouraged to submit a final report. This helps us assess the effectiveness of YADAPP and high school prevention efforts in Virginia, identify barriers teams may face and plan for future conferences.

Your final report also serves as your team’s application for the Wheeler Award!

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