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This Year's Conference is Thursday, April 13, 2023

Be part of the annual youth conference in Jefferson City – SPEAK HARD! Youth from across the state will gather to prevent dangerous behaviors, learn strategies to educate their peers, and advocate for youth causes by meeting with their elected officials. 

Registration  deadline is April 3, 2023.

Prevention Strategies Advocacy Training Leadership Development

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Coalition leaders throughout the state are asked to nominate youth for the Outstanding Youth Prevention Award.  The award honors youth that have made a commitment and significant contribution to prevent underage drinking and substance use in their communities. Nominations are due by March 31, 2023

Congratulations to Our 2022
Outstanding Youth Prevention Awardees

Alicia Ozenberger (left) and Chris Dzurick (far right) present Emma Sandbothe, Jazmine Luebbert, and Ashok Kothamasu with the Outstanding Youth Prevention Award for 2022.