2024 We Are Change Rally | What’s Poppin Ohio!?

2024 We Are Change Rally | What's Poppin Ohio!?

Ohio Adult Allies -


10:00 am - 1:00 pm
April 19, 2024


403 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43215




Register your youth-led program for the 2024 We Are Change Rally! They will join over 1,200 like-minded youth in celebrating their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and applaud the great work youth are doing across the state of Ohio. This event is designed by youth, for youth, and will leave them feeling energized, inspired, and empowered to continue creating positive change for themselves, their peers, and their communities!

Additional Details: Lunch, swag, and parking are provided.

Cost: Free!

The Rally is scheduled indoors, ensuring it’s on no matter the weather!

Additional Rally Opportunities: 

  • Youth Passion Project:
    • We are looking for youth and youth programs to submit passion projects highlighting the work they completed over the year. The passion project can be a change initiative, big or small, local or statewide. We want to hear all the amazing accomplishments youth have made throughout the year. If selected, PAA will assist in creating a short video about your passion project to be shown at the 2024 We Are Change Rally, where 1,200 youth will be able to share their excitement for the work you have been doing! Application is closed.
  • Youth Performer Application:
    • Calling all youth performers! Are you a skilled dancer? Maybe you’re into spoken Word? Are you a natural-born singer? If you have a special talent, we would love for you to showcase it at the We Are Change Rally! Application is closed. 
  • Marisa Smock Award Nomination:
    • For the last several years, OYLPN has had the honor of presenting a young person in Ohio with the Marisa Smock Award. This young person should possess the same outstanding characteristics that Marisa embodied: positivity, passion for prevention, ability to make others feel like they belong, enthusiasm for leadership, ability to bring people together. Do you know a young person with these same qualities? Nominate them here by March 22, 2024.

Check out some of these photos from last year!



Thank you to our sponsors!

The Rally is brought to you by Prevention Action Alliance in partnership with The Department of Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and the following sponsors.

Popcorn Powerhouse


Bubble Enthusiast


Dynamite Donor

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