Youth Track

The Goals of the Youth Track:

  • Provide an opportunity for innovative & interactive student leaders (age 13 - 18 years of age) to network
  • Discuss alcohol and drug issues and promote creative, interactive problem solving 
  • Learn from nationally acclaimed speaker and Northwest native, Nigel Wrangham and put those skills to use to better your local community

Prom and Graduation Stipend 

The Northwest Alcohol Conference Youth Track is offering up to ten $300 stipends to support Safe and Sober Prom activities and alcohol and drug-free graduation parties in 2022.  The application process is simple!  All you have to do is fill out the application form and email it to our Youth Track Coordinator, Billie-Jo Nickens at bj_marie_83@hotmail.com.  

Guidelines to apply:

  • Funds MUST support a safe and sober prom or alcohol and drug-free graduation party held before June 30, 2022.  
  • Only one stipend per school will be awarded.
  • Coalitions and/or booster clubs must work with their local schools to apply for the funds.
  • Promotion of the event must include messaging highlighting that the event is drug and alcohol-free.  Promotion should also include at least one educational message which could be a local, state, or national statistic, prevention tagline, etc.
  • Applications must be emailed to the Youth Track Coordinator by March 25, 2022, and funds must be expended by June 30, 2022.
  • Successful applicants must submit a program report to the Youth Track Coordinator via email no later than July 15, 2022.
  • A limited number of stipends are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis in the order of completed applications. 
  • Stipends are REIMBURSABLE funds.  Checks will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the program report.

Coping, Caring, and Community Stipend 

The Northwest Alcohol Youth Track is offering up to five $1,000.00 stipends to support Youth Guided/Directed Projects to be completed in 2022.  The application process is simple!  All you have to do to begin the process is email our Youth Track Coordinator, Billie-Jo Nickens at bj_marie_83@hotmail.com with your coalition name, location, adult coordinator contact information, and interest in submitting an application.  

Guidelines to apply:

  • To be eligible for a stipend, the organization/group must view the recorded “Coping, Caring, and Community” training session and submit answers to the questions that are provided with the training.  A link to the video and a copy of the questions will be provided to the adult coordinator following the initial email of interest.
    • NOTE:  This video was created for use in 2021 and therefore, references different dates and stipend/grant opportunities.  The paperwork that will be sent out in 2022 will have the correct dates and deadlines.
  • Each organization/group will submit their project proposal and stipend application to the Youth Track Coordinator for project approval and award by June 30, 2022. 
  • Once the project is approved, the organization/group can begin work.
  • Projects can be centered on youth substance abuse education and training, social media campaigns, or other local campaigns and projects that benefit the community and/or raise awareness about substance use/abuse.  Projects CAN NOT be organization/group team-building type activities. 
  • Projects must be completed by December 31, 2022.
  • Successful applicants must submit a program report to the Youth Track Coordinator via email no later than January 15, 2023.
  • A limited number of stipends are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis in the order of completed applications and eligible project proposals. 
  • Stipends are REIMBURSABLE funds.  Checks will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the program report.
     

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