Youth Summit 2023
PF! Hosts 2023 Youth Summit In January, 120 students from 11 schools across Hamilton, Owen, Clermont, and Butler counties attended PreventionFIRST!’s 2023 Youth Summit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical
Luke Watson: Ford-Griffith Youth Award Winner 2021
Luke models a healthy lifestyle by engaging in activities that promote a healthy life such as school athletics, organizing foosball tournaments with local youth ambassadors, and participating in leadership conferences to improve the methods and message of sharing prevention with his peers.
Campbell County Drug Free Alliance: 2021 Mary Haag Coalition of the Year
The success and growth of the Campbell County Drug-Free Alliance is rooted in volunteers. These dedicated community members have not wavered from pursuing prevention in Campbell County, Kentucky. The Coalition’s mission is to build community partnerships — partnerships that create an environment and promote a lifestyle free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs for Campbell County youth.
Jessie Schuster - Youth Honorable Mention 2021
She has always been passionate about helping people. Her favorite part of prevention work is being able to connect with people and encouraging them to make positive, healthy choices.
Martiza Maldonado-Dryer: Hutzel Partner Award 2021
Maritza is dedicated to providing valuable resources that empower and impact the families she serves. She believes in the power of prevention. Maritza understands how providing adequate research data and teaching parents how to recognize the signs of substance use can ultimately decrease high-risk choices and reduce the rate of substance use in youth.
Montgomery Youth to Youth - 2021 Youth Honorable Mention
Montgomery County Youth to Youth members truly love helping their peers and making a difference in their community. They feel empowered when creating activities to help address youth issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide, and substance use. They believe in getting ahead of problems — identifying solutions and engaging their peers to help create a healthy, thriving Montgomery County.