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Washington Prevention Youth Spring Forum - Don't Give In To Fit In

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply to attend this groundbreaking FREE event! 
Youth prevention groups will share their projects with other youth prevention groups from
around the state and vote on the best projects.  

Prizes will be awarded, including scholarship assistance to attend the
2010 CADCA Leadership Forum!

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009
(early registration and youth activities begin the evening of Wednesday, April 29 from
5:00 - 9:00 pm)

Time: 8:00 am - 6:15 pm (Evening reward activity from 6:15 - 9:00 pm)

Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, Washington

Important Information:

Winning Teams:

All Prevention Teams did a fantastic job and are
winners in our book!

Students' scored each other's presentations in five
categories using an  electronic voting device to determine
the six best overall team presentations.

The top six teams each received a $150 Visa gift card to have a
a pizza and/or ice cream party.

Top six overall team presentations

Othello RUAD
Washington State Music Mentors
Students Protesting Lies About Tobacco
Midway Dragons Leadership for Life
Lincoln/Mt. Tahoma/Hunt Middle School Prevention Club: Peace Out
Lewis County Social Services: Giving to Get

Based on students' scores, the following teams had the
highest score in each of the five voting categories.

Category winners received a FLIP video camera to capture all
of the fabulous things they plan to do!

Category Winners

Innovation: Point Bank SADD Chapter
Sustainability: Youth Leading Change/Students against Violence Everywhere
Impact: Making a Change: Prom Promise/ Drug-Free Celebration
Presentation Style/Professionalism: Teens at Chehalis Tribe Against Alcohol Drugs & Tobacco
Collaboration/Partnerships: Wapato/TATU SADD

The top six overall teams presented again to the full audience;
students voted to determine the grand prize winner.

The grand prize winner received a check for $4,000 for scholarship
assistance to the CADCA Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

Grand Prize Winner

Washington State Music Mentors


Photographs from the Spring Forum can be viewed by
going to the following link
or by visiting the Spring Forum facebook page.


Videos from the Spring Forum can be viewed by going to the
following Washington State Office of the Attorney General website:

Presentations in Adobe PDF format (by team name):

(Please note: some teams didn't use an electronic presentation
therefore we do not have a copy to post. Thank you. )

Stay Connected Program Pages (Directory of Contact Information and Program Descriptions)

Cavalero Colts Presentation
Choice and Consequences
Huntington Middle School Leadership Club Presentation
Jazzy Jackson Presentation
Junior High Student Awareness Movement Presentation
Lewis County Social Services Presentation
Lincoln/Mt. Tahoma Peace Out Presentation
Link with Lincoln Presentation
Los Conquistadores Presentation | Presentation
Making A Change (MAC) Presentation
Maple Valley Youth Council Presentation
Midway Dragons Presentation
Mt. Tahoma High School Presentation
Naches Valley
North Beach TADD Presentation
Othello RUaD (Reducing Underage Drinking) Youth Action Team (Posters)
PC-DC Campaign
Point Blank/SADD Chapter Presentation
QSWAT-Quliente Students Working Against Tobacco
RADD Raiders Against Destructive Decisions
Respect Presentation
Ritzville High School: JJDI (Just Don't Do It) Presentation
Ritzville Tobacco Policy Enhancement Team Presentation
Skykomish Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Leadership Team (DVD on site)
SLAM (Studen Lives Always Matter) Club Presentation
SnoValley/Riverview Youth Council Presentation
SPLAT! (Students Protesting Lies About Tobacco) Presentation
STASHA (Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse) Presentation
TELL: Timbercrest Encouraging Life-Long Lessons Presentation
Tumwater High School SADD Club Presentation
V.O.I.C.E. (Voicing Our Ideas, Challenging Everyone) Youth Coalition Presentation
Wapato TATU/SADD Presentation
Washington State Music Mentors (Music Presentation)
Youth Leading Change Presentation

Contact Information:

For program-specific questions, please contact: Janelle Guthrie, APR
Communications Director | Office of State Attorney General Rob McKenna or Phone:360.586.0725

For questions regarding other general logistics, please contact: Rori Parker Douros at
or 801.581.8967 or toll free 866.627.2816

Sponsoring Agencies:                                        

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office and DSHS Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
have partnered to bring you the Washington Prevention Youth Spring Forum.  The Spring Forum is
planned to follow up from our Prevention Summit held last fall in Yakima and recognize youth who
took the information they learned at the Summit and put it into action.  The Washington Attorney
General’s Office, in an effort to support the continued prevention of alcohol, tobacco and drug use
and place an emphasis on the importance of methamphetamine, prescription, and synthetic
substance use prevention is providing financial assistance for the 2009 Spring Prevention Youth
Recognition Forum.  These funds are generated from court settlements with drug companies
that impact citizens of Washington State. Funds are available to help offset costs for youth
prevention teams and their adult advisor/chaperones to attend the 2009 Washington Prevention
Youth Spring Forum.

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