**NEW YOUTH FORMAT THIS YEAR!!**
New this year: youth teams, service learning projects, and scholarship opportunities!
For the 2008 Prevention Summit there will be a new and fun opportunity for youth!
The Youth Track is now the Youth Leadership Track (read more below).
This year we are encouraging youth to attend the Summit in teams. The youth will be able to participate as teams to create a plan for a community project. Once back in their communities, the teams can implement their plans with the tools they received at the Prevention Summit.
Individual youth are still welcome to attend and will be joined with other youth for team activities. All youth must have a chaperone!
Youth Leadership Track:
The Goal of the Youth Leadership Track is to teach youth in leadership roles to use the Strategic Prevention Framework*to plan, develop, implement and evaluate successful strategies for their communities. In these sessions, youth with their identified Youth Team Adult Advisor, will receive information on substance abuse topics, hear examples of successful youth projects, and attend “How-To” clinics to gain skills to use in their own projects.
The Youth Leadership Track is for youth in middle and high school.
The Youth Leadership Track will be split into groups. On Friday morning, one group (all the members of each designated youth team are in same group) will attend workshops and participate in the Strategic Prevention Framework overview and then attend informational and sample/example sessions. During this time, the other group will participate in service learning projects in the Yakima community. The groups will rotate in the afternoon.
On Saturday morning, one group (all the members of each designated youth team will be in same group) will attend “How-To” clinics and the other group will participate in a Team Project Planning session. The groups will rotate halfway through the morning and then meet together for lunch and the closing keynote speaker.
* SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) uses a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span. http://prevention.samhsa.gov/about/spf.aspx
This training enhances the relationship between the youth leaders and the Youth Team Adult Advisor by focusing on a tangible plan development during team planning meetings. It will better equip youth and adults to develop a strategic project plan that clearly defines the activities that young people will carry out to address the problems and goals that their community is striving to achieve.
Youth Team Information:
- Teams must consist of at least one Youth Team Adult Advisor. The Youth Team Adult Advisor will participate in the Youth Leadership Track with their youth team.
- Teams can be as small as one Youth Team Adult Advisor and one youth, or as many youth members as they want.
Remember, for every three youth, there must be at least one adult. So if your team is very large, be sure there are enough chaperones to cover this rule.
- All teams should designate a Youth Team Name. The designated team name should be placed on all registrations forms in the TEAM NAME field. The team name will be used to link team members together and can be used for youth introductions, and activities.
- Youth Teams must download, complete and submit one Youth Leadership Team Coversheet & Committment Page along with the team's registation forms. This form will provide the Summit with needed information about your team.
- Youth teams should dress in comfortable clothes and shoes. More information on what to wear for the service learning projects will be posted to this web page soon. Check back.
Please Note: In order to participate in the Youth Leadership Track, both youth and adult advisor must participate in all components of the youth track together and cannot attend any other workshops during the Prevention Summit.
SCHOLARSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE! PLEASE INQUIRE!
This year, with special funding from the Attorney General’s Office, 270 scholarships will be available for youth teams bringing at least three youth. (See the Financial Assistance Application packet). For more information regarding scholarships please email email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
For more information regarding the Youth Leadership Track, please contact Ivon Urquilla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth/Chaperone Forms for Admittance into Summit:
Please print a copy of the Forms Check Off List in order to ensure all applicable forms are downloaded and submitted to the proper organizations.
Each youth participant should receive a copy of the Youth Guidelines, Youth Code of Conduct, Parent/Guardian Consent/Hold Harmless form, and the Medical Emergency Contact/Release form.
Youth Team Adult Advisor Forms:
The designated Youth Team Adult Advisor should receive a copy of the Youth Team Adult Advisor Guidelines and the Youth Leadership Track Information form.
All chaperones should receive a copy of the Chaperone Guidelines and the Youth Leadership Track Information form.
Chaperones must bring to the Summit, for each youth participant, the following:
- Original signed Parent/Guardian Consent/Hold Harmless form (to be kept at the registration desk)
- Two copies of signed Parent/Guardian Consent/Hold Harmless form (one for youth to carry and one for chaperone to carry)
- Original signed Medical Emergency Contact/Release form (to be kept at the registration desk)
- Two copies of the signed Medical Emergency Contact/Release form (one for youth to carry and one for chaperone to carry)
- Original signed Youth Code of Conduct form (to be kept at the registration desk)
- Two copies of signed Youth Code of Conduct form (one for youth to carry and one for chaperone to carry)
Please do NOT mail the forms in with registration and do NOT send them directly to DASA!
Youth will not be admitted to the Summit without these signed forms!
If you have any questions about the Prevention Summit Youth/Chaperone forms, please contact Rori Parker, CASAT Training Coordinator, email@example.com at 801.581.8967 or toll free 866.617.2816 (ask to be transfered to Rori Parker).