Looking for a safe, inspirational and fun place to send your teen for a week this summer? The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has kicked off registration for its YADAPP summer leadership conference, July 16–20 at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
YADAPP is a youth leadership program empowering teens to become involved in keeping their schools and communities alcohol and drug free. Each year YADAPP holds its summer leadership conference for hundreds of motivated teen leaders across the state.
Virginia high school teams of four with at least one adult sponsor are encouraged to attend this five-day conference. The cost for an entire team and adult sponsor is only $300, or $60 per person. The fee includes room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at Longwood University, workshops, motivational speakers and all the networking and fun that comes with the YADAPP summer leadership conference.
From underage drinking to texting and driving, students at YADAPP will brainstorm issues facing teens in their schools and communities and create plans to deter those high-risk behaviors during the 2012–2013 school year.
“This youth-led conference is an inspiring example of Virginia youth who are willing to take a stand and create positive change in their schools and communities. We applaud their courage and commitment to making a difference,” said J. Neal Insley, ABC chairman.
Since 1985, more than ten thousand students and 440 Virginia high schools and community organizations have participated in this unique, youth-led leadership conference. Virginia ABC has played a role in producing YADAPP (Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project) since 1995.
Registration Opens for YADAPP 2012