Contrary to what you may hear or read, the majority of young people are not participating in substance misuse. In fact, many of them are actively campaigning to making sure they and their peers avoid risky behaviors like drinking, drug use, and physical violence. The Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network is a partner in that effort.
The OYLPN is a network of youth-led substance misuse prevention providers and youth across the state who are committed to the cornerstones of youth-led prevention, peer prevention, positive youth development, and community service.
The network provides needed support for student, school and parent organizations, and can connect you with other like-minded groups in addition to providing resources, training, and more. As a joint-venture between Prevention Action Alliance and The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services. Together, we build and expand partnerships between youth-led substance misuse prevention programs which develop and strengthen prevention efforts at the state and local levels.
To join the network or learn more about the resources available, contact Director of Youth-Led Programs Harim Ellis at (614) 540-9985, ext. 21 or HEllis@PreventionActionAlliance.org.