Hampton Roads High School Students are invited to participate in the free Regional Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) Conference

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Larkspur Middle School

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

High School students from the Hampton Roads area are invited to attend the free regional Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) conference. Teens will learn about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse through interactive and educational workshops at this full-day, free conference.


The regional YADAPP conference will be held at Larkspur Middle School, located at 4696 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach, on Saturday, March 31, 2012 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. The conference is open to all Hampton Roads high school students, and requires a team of four with an adult sponsor. Teams should register by March 24, 2012. Registration forms are available at VBgov.com/yoo, Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, and Hampton Roads high schools.


Teams will create a project for their community or school in an effort to win the prestigious “Moon Man” Award, given to the most creative and innovative action plan. This action plan may be taken back to their school or community for their use and implementation.


The Regional YADAPP conference is sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action, the Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Team, YADAPP, and the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. For more information about the regional conference, contact Nicky Vasquez at (757) 385-0428 or nvasquez@VBgov.com.


The City of Virginia Beach Mayor’s Youth Leaders in Action (MYLA) exists to be a positive force in the community through leadership, service, education, and representation.


The Youth Opportunities Team’s mission is to work collaboratively to insure the health, success and well-being of All Virginia Beach youth through Awareness, Education, Partnerships and Prevention. For more information, call (757) 385-0464 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), or visit VBgov.com/yoo.


YADAPP is a youth leadership program empowering teens to become involved in keeping their schools and communities alcohol and drug free. For more information, visit www.yadapp.com.


The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is a state agency responsible for enforcing ABC laws, educating the public about responsible drinking, and controlling the distribution of alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit www.abc.state.va.us.