San Ramon Valley Community Against Substance Abuse and Castro Valley Community Action Network are very excited to announce the opening of registration for the 23rd Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference taking place on March 4, 2017. The Youth to Youth High School leaders from San Ramon Valley and Castro Valley can’t wait to inspire your 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students and help them discover the power of their voice. This is an amazing day and an opportunity for young teens to spend with high school leaders who believe in the strength of being drug, alcohol and tobacco free. But this conference is about so much more than drug and alcohol prevention. It’s about leadership, self-confidence and empowering young people to make positive choices that impact their future.
Registration Link: http://conta.cc/2hdFSuv
What: 23rd Annual Youth to Youth Middle School Conference
When: March 4, 2017
Where: Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave., Castro Valley Time: 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Cost: $45 before February 18; $55 after February 18
Youth to Youth’s principles are simple:
- The program is youth driven,
- Every teen is given the opportunity to take on leadership roles and
- Each young person is guided in developing assets within themselves.
- The Youth to Youth model creates opportunities for teens to support each other in decisions
to be drug free. One of the strongest predictors of adolescent drug use is association with drug using peers. The youth staff simply says that Youth to Youth is about kids helping other kids stay drug free. The conference is an entire day where youth get together, have fun and talk about some really important issues.
- More than 100 high school students will work at the conference, guiding their middle school peers through skits, games, panel discussions and small-group activities. More than 20 workshops will be offered throughout the day. Some of the topics to be covered include building self-esteem, stress reduction, drug and alcohol abuse, positive body image, dating and relationship troubles, self-defense, jazz dancing, art, and communication skills. True stories of teens and substance abuse will be a key element of the conference. There will also be small group discussions, a motivational speaker and a dance at the end of the conference.