Enrollment for the YADAPP 2019 kick-off conference is now open! Virginia ABC is seeking community coalitions and community service boards to enroll a Team of 4 high school student leaders and 1 Adult Sponsor in the YADAPP kick-off conference and support the Team throughout the year as they implement their prevention plan.

Participating in YADAPP is a year-long commitment for both students and the Adult Sponsor.

When Teams attend the summer conference they will attend topical workshops, hear from internationally-known motivational speakers, learn peer leadership and prevention best practices, and develop a strategic plan to address alcohol or drug use among their peers. Additionally, YADAPP Adult Sponsors earn continuing education units through their professional track that combines professional development, networking and entertainment. At the conference, Teams compete for $250 mini-grants and the $500 Wheeler Award to help fund their prevention efforts. Throughout the year, Virginia ABC staff provides support as YADAPP Teams implement their plans.

YADAPP 2019 kicks off with the week-long conference, July 15 – 19 held at Longwood University. Enrollment for a Team of 5 (4 student Participants and 1 Adult Sponsor) is $300 during Early Bird Enrollment (March 1 – April 30) and is $400 (May 1 – July 1). The cost of enrollment is for the entire Team and includes lodging, meals and conference materials for the week, as well as year-long coaching and support from Virginia ABC.

For more information please visit www.YADAPP.com or contact Abby Pendleton, Virginia ABC Youth Education and Prevention Coordinator, at abby.pendleton@abc.virginia.gov or 804-213-4498.