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Youth Staff

YADAPP staff

YADAPP is led by three levels of Youth Staff: Youth Leaders, Junior Staff and Conference Interns. All Youth Staff are individuals who have committed to staying alcohol and drug-free and serve as role models to their peers. Youth Staff take key roles at the YADAPP conference, and throughout the year they act as ambassadors for YADAPP, encouraging their schools and communities to participate in the program.

Youth Staff are chosen each year through an application process from individuals who have previously participated in YADAPP. YADAPP participation must be consecutive in order to apply and begins with participating in YADAPP as a Participant.

YADAPP 2018 Participants: Apply to be a YADAPP 2019 Youth Leader!

Youth Leaders are selected from applicants who attended the last YADAPP conference as a Participant. As a Youth Leader you will: gain real world leadership experience and further explore leadership theories and concepts, build relationships with other Youth Staff, Participants, Adult Sponsors and Conference Staff, help build your resume and strengthen your network across the Commonwealth. The deadline to apply is November 1.

Joining the Staff

Youth staff are chosen each year through an application process from individuals who have previously participated in consecutive YADAPPs. 

 

Youth Leaders are selected from applicants who attended the previous YADAPP. A link to the application will be provided in the program guide. The application period to become a Youth Leader for next year begins at the conclusion of each conference; the deadline to apply is November 1.

  • Gain real world leadership experience and further explore leadership theories and concepts.
  • Build relationships with other youth staff, participants, adult sponsors and conference staff.
  • Help build your resume.
  • Strengthen your network across the Commonwealth.  
YADAPP members performing

Youth Leaders

Youth leaders are committed for one year and guide participants through the conference week and share the spirit of YADAPP. About thirty to forty are selected.
Junior Staff

Junior Staff

Junior staff members are committed for up to two years and teach and coach participants to develop their STAN Plans. Approximately twenty-five are selected.
YADAPP Interns

Interns

A one year commitment, interns plan and implement the conference and train and oversee all youth staff.  Interns are selected from applicants who previously served as youth leaders and junior staff. After each conference, applications are emailed to all qualified staff members. Four to six are selected.
2019 YADAPP Save the Date

YADAPP 2019 Kickoff!

July 15–19
Longwood University
Farmville, VA 23909

Prepare for takeoff! Make an impact in your school and communityparticipate in YADAPP 2019.

 
 

 

Please refer to the Confirmation Packet for complete conference information.

Contact Us

Education and Prevention Section
Virginia ABC
804-977-7440
education@abc.virginia.gov