Looking for Potential Speakers!

The 2018 Spring Youth Forum Planning Committee is accepting recommendations for potential speakers! Speakers are needed for the following topics for (1) 50 minute workshop. All content must be prevention and youth oriented.

  • Alcohol Prevention
  • Marijuana Prevention
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Prescription & Opioid Misuse Prevention
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Youth Leadership Development

Submit recommendation by February 9, 2018 to antonio.edwards@dshs.wa.gov. Selected speakers will be notified by February 23, 2018.

Congratulations to the 2017 Grand Prize Winners, ROCK SOLID!

ROCK SOLID was the 2017 Grand Prize Winner.

Congratulations to the other winners from the 2017 Spring Youth Forum:

  • Runner Up Winners: Southeast Asian Young Men & Women’s Group
  • Innovation Award: TBH: Health Club
  • Sustainability Award: Panthers in Charge
  • Impact Award: Dayton High School SHEO
  • Presentation/Professionalism Award: C.A.R.E. Squad
  • Collaboration/Partnership Award: White Swan Dream Team

About the Forum

The goal of the Spring Youth Forum is to recognize and reward youth prevention teams that have implemented a successful prevention project within their communities; provide a venue to showcase prevention projects that were considered, created, and shaped by youth leaders during and following previous Prevention Summits or other youth trainings; give students from across the state an opportunity to learn from one another through a series of forums presented by the youth teams accepted to attend; and share success stories from youth groups with future groups to encourage sustainability of their programs.

Event Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018

Check in: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and Thursday, May 24, 2018

Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center
20500 Old Highway 99, SW
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: 800-640-9653

Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center Map


2018 Sponsors

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