Youth Schedule

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Schedule and Location

Yakima Convention Center
10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
Toll-free: 800-221-0751
Local: 509-575-6062

Team Adult Advisors must participate with their team in the Youth Track.

Conference Program

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Pre-Conference Sessions

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Youth Program | Thursday, November 2, 2017

2:00 - 8:00 p.m.Early Registration/Check-in (Dinner on your own)
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.Suicide Prevention Workshops
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Skills for Supporting Youth!
Using Your Voice to Be a Powerful Influencer
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.Chaperone Meeting
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.Evening Activities:
Ice Cream Social
10:00 p.m.Youth Curfew

Youth Program | Friday, November 3, 2017

7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast/Registration Check-In
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Welcome:
Opening Ceremonies
Jordan Chaney, Spoken Word Poet, Author, Public Speaker, Teacher
Chris Imhoff, Director, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Youth Workshops (repeated)
9:00 - 9:50 am: Session I
9:50 - 10:20 am: Break
10:20 - 11:10 am: Session II
11:10 - 12:00 pm: Team Discussion


1. A How To Workshop: From Prevention Project Idea to Competing at the Spring Youth Forum
(Rock Solid [Winners from 2017 SYF])
2. Hooked - Addiction in the Digital Age (Liz Glavish)
3. Marijuana 101 (Matthew Shellhart)
4. Shelton HS SADD Major Projects (Rachel Darch, Viola Lanman, Ellie Smetzler, & Melanie Sanders)
5. College Success (Meja Handlen) cancelled
6. Communicate Confidently (Alexander Cook)
Noon – 1:15 p.m.Lunch (Provided)
Networking Activity
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Break
1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Youth Leadership & Networking Workshop
1:30 - 3:00 pm: Tools for Change: Using the Strategic Prevention Framework to Make a Difference!
(Jennifer Dorsett & Joseph Neigel)
3:00 - 3:15 pm: Break & Snack
3:15 - 3:45 pm: No One Can Take Away Your Voice Except You (Jeremy Goldbach)
3:45 - 4:15 pm: Developing Poetry Workshop (Jordan Chaney)
4:15 - 4:45 pm: Group Workshop (Jordan Chaney)
4:45 - 5:15 pm: Youth Group Sharing
5:15 - 5:45 pm: Group Presentations
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.Awards Ceremony & Banquet Dinner (Provided)
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Break
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Evening Activities
• 7:30 - 9:00 pm: YMCA
(Basketball, DDR, games, video games, and more! Please sign up prior to attending at the registration desk)

• 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Arts & Crafts (Yakima Convention Center)
• 8:00 - 9:30 pm: Popcorn & Movies (Yakima Convention Center)
• 8:00 - 9:30 pm: Dance! Dance! Dance! (Yakima Convention Center)
10:00 p.m.Youth Curfew

Youth Program | Saturday, November 4, 2017

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast (Provided)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Youth Keynote: Jordan Chaney -
Lava Walkers Leadership Challenge
9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Youth Workshops (repeated)
9:10 - 10:00 am: Session III
10:00 - 10:10 am: Break
10:10 - 11:00 am: Session IV


1. The Power of Hope & Concern: Using Your Voice to Reduce Substance Abuse (Jeff Linkenbach)
2. What Can YOUth Do About RX Drug Abuse? (Erin James & Janine Koffel)
3. TENspiration (Ty Sells)
4. Speak up! You have the Power to Effectively Influence Policymakers (Julie Peterson & Hannah Stewart)
5. Young and Vulnerable: The Effects of ACEs, Trauma, and Resiliency on Mental Healt (Tyree Abella, Teddy Avestruz,
Noah Logman, Messiah Biney-McCullum, Gustavo Garcia, & Chala Mohammed
)
6. Youth Connection – “I Am Not Alone” (Janis Clark)
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch & Closing Keynote: Ty Sells - Power of Acceptance