FAQs

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Q: What time is the youth curfew?
A: Youth curfew is at 10:00 p.m. every evening at the Prevention Summit in 2017.

Q: Are there scholarships available?
A: Unfortunately, no, scholarships are not available for the 2017 year.

Q: Should youth still attend the conference if they do not have a team?
A: Absolutely! The Prevention Summit Youth Track has information and skill-building sessions that are valuable for everyone. Youth who are not a part of a team will be joined with other individuals for group activities and can develop a plan for their own community.

Q: Does every team need a Team Adult Advisor?
A: Yes. Each team must have one Team Adult Advisor. The advisor must also be one of the chaperones for the team.

Q: What role does the Team Adult Advisor have?
A: The Team Adult Advisor will participate in the Youth Track with their team. They will be available throughout the Summit to guide and support their youth team. They will facilitate the team planning sessions, and assist in developing a community project.

Q: Can a Team Adult Advisor participate in the non-chaperone adult program?
A: No, Team Adult Advisors are expected to attend and participate in the Youth Track with their team of youth. Only one chaperone is required to participate in the Youth Track with their team. If a youth team is large enough to need more than one chaperone, the remaining chaperones will have the option of attending the Non-Chaperone Adult Program.

Q: How is a Youth Team Adult Advisor different than a chaperone?
A: The Summit requires that one (1) adult be responsible for no more than three (3) youth. A chaperone that has not been designated to be the Team Adult Advisor will have the option to complete the Youth Track with their team, or may choose to attend the Non-Chaperone Adult Program. The designated Team Adult Advisor is expected to attend the Youth Track with their team to facilitate team planning and project direction for the future.

Q: Is my team too small? Too big?
A: A team can be as small as one youth and one Team Adult Advisor and as large a desired. A team could be set up as six (6) youth and two (2) adults (one Team Adult Advisor and one chaperone). Remember, for every three (3) youth, there must be at least one (1) adult. So if your team is very large, be sure there are enough chaperones to follow this rule. However, teams may have more chaperones than the one to three adult to youth ratio, this is just a MINIMUM requirement.

Q: Is it okay for a newly-formed youth group/team to attend the Summit even though they have not completed a project together?
A: Yes, we encourage all teams to participate in the Summit. Teams will receive the tools and skills necessary to develop a project for their community after attending the Summit.

Q: Does a team need to have a project in mind before attending the Prevention Summit?
A: No. If a team already has an idea for a plan before the Summit, that’s great! Teams will receive the tools to go forth and implement their plan once teams are back in their communities.