Center for Prevention Action
Youth Leadership Institute
Youth Leadership Institute provides select students the opportunity to learn leadership skills (public speaking, advocacy, and teambuilding) and share perceptions on youth alcohol and substance misuse. Participating students also help plan and facilitate PreventionFIRST!’s Annual Red Ribbon Week Youth Summit.
This free one-day event is held during the summer. Participants can obtain community service hours.
Red Ribbon Week Youth Summit
This free, one day event brings together high school students from across the region to share their perceptions on issues related to youth alcohol and other substance use. Teens build leadership skills, learn school/community- focused prevention strategies, and interact with peers through dynamic activities and engaging speakers.
Coaches Kids and Chemicals
Youth Mini Grants
The youth grant administered by PreventionFIRST! with funding from the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services provides an opportunity for youth-led programs to plan and implement a project around alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention in their schools and communities. These projects are intended to not only benefit the youth involved by providing leadership development opportunities but also to enrich the communities and schools that are impacted by them.