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YADAPP Photo Opportunity

July 13, 2017

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Valerie Hubbard - (804) 204-2327 or (804) 291-8809
Email: valerie.hubbard@abc.virginia.gov

Deputy Secretary of Education Nathalie Molliet-Ribet Kicks Off Virginia ABC’s Youth Leadership and Alcohol Prevention Program

Virginia’s Deputy Secretary of Education Nathalie Molliet-Ribet will deliver opening remarks at Virginia ABC’s 2017 Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) opening session Monday, July 17, at Longwood University in Farmville. The five-day summer leadership conference will prepare high school students to become involved in keeping their schools and communities alcohol and drug free.

What:      Deputy Secretary Nathalie Molliet-Ribet’s Opening Remarks at the YADAPP Opening Session
When:     Monday, July 17, at 2 p.m.
Where:    Longwood University’s Jarman Hall Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville

Deputy Secretary Molliet-Ribet will deliver a message about the importance of the YADAPP program and safe, healthy school environments. A 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that in a 30 day period, 18 percent of high school students reported binge drinking and 20 percent said they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.

Opening Session Schedule, 2-3:00 p.m.:

  • High Energy Music and Cheers by YADAPP’s Junior Staff and Youth Leaders
  • National Anthem and Introduction of Virginia ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter
  • Chairman Painter Introduces Video Presentation from Governor Terry McAuliffe
  • Virginia ABC Chief Operating Officer Travis Hill Introduces Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education Nathalie Molliet-Ribet
  • Deputy Secretary Nathalie Molliet-Ribet’s Opening Remarks

For more information about YADAPP, visit www.yadapp.com.


The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.9 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 367 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 17,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now marking its 83rd year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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