RLC Statewide Session | Set the Pace: Steps Needed to Keep the Momentum Going (Virtual)
During this session, we will discuss the steps that adult allies can take to keep the momentum going after the “We Are Change” rally. This will include calendar organizing, youth feedback, and connecting you to events, trainings, and resources to help build off of their excitement and readiness to take action and be involved.
Prevention CEU will be provided.
Belon Hill, BA OCPS | Bhill@youthtoyouth.net
Belon Hill was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University, receiving her bachelor’s in Speech Communication with a focus in Interpersonal communication. She has always had a passion for working with youth and her first job was working for the city of Middletown as a counselor for their summer youth park program. In 2012 Belon began her career with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as a Recruitment Manager. Belon became very active in the Dayton community. During this time, she joined the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition to better understand issues the community was facing and educate herself on prevention strategies. In November of 2018, she accepted a position with Youth to Youth International as a prevention specialist for the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition and successfully developed a county-wide youth advisory board. Belon is also very active in her hometown, where she currently serves as a Girl Scout troop leader and board member for the People Initiative Network and Middletown Black Business Collaborative. Her ultimate goal is to be able to connect community members with useful resources that can help them reach success and thrive.
Cheryl Sells, BA OCPC | firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl has been a part of youth-led prevention for over twenty years. She began as a teen involved in a school-based prevention program, became a volunteer upon graduation, and has been a certified prevention professional since 2006 with Youth to Youth International. Over the course of her time as a prevention professional, Cheryl has co-coordinated multiple community youth councils, served on community coalitions, managed, and coordinated large national youth training conferences, and coordinated Youth to Youth’s Franklin County Youth Advisory Board (YAB). Cheryl has also assisted with development and implementation of training’s and provided consultation to new and existing youth-led groups within Central Ohio and outside of Ohio. Cheryl graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Elementary Education.
Kevin Rigby, BA OCPS | email@example.com
Kevin has been involved with Youth to Youth since 2000 when he attended his first middle school Winners Choice Camp. Kevin stayed involved throughout his high school career volunteering as a member of the Youth Advisory Board, Speakers Bureau, and attending every Youth to Youth camp and conference he could. He knew then that drug prevention was his passion and after graduating high school he began his professional career with Youth to Youth. In 2010, Kevin had the opportunity to work alongside YAB teens to develop Youth to Youth’s first prescription drug misuse prevention presentation, “The pHARMING Effects,” which has been presented and trained to thousands of students in the United States and Puerto Rico. Throughout his years as a prevention professional Kevin has been heavily involved in the field and is an advocate for the advancement of prevention. Kevin now serves as the Manager of Youth Prevention and is responsible for managing an amazing team of prevention professionals, coordinating the Central Ohio Youth Advisory Board, and the Internationals’ Summer Conference. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Capital University where he majored in Communication and minored in Public Speaking.