Youth Track Info

Youth Track Info

 

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

Guidelines for the Live Virtual Youth Track: 

  • Each organization / group must have an adult leader present during the youth track session.  This person will be the main contact person for the organization / group.
  • To be eligible for the stipend, each organization / group and their leader must attend the virtual training session together.  The session will be offered on June 28 at 10 AM to 12 PM PST.
  • If a youth chooses to attend on their own, they may do so, they will just be excluded from the stipend opportunity. 
  • All youth must have a waiver on file prior to June 28, 2021. 
  • The registration system requires a specific email address for each registration.

Guidelines for the RECORDED Virtual Youth Track: 

  • Each organization / group must have an adult leader who leads the youth through the recording.  This person will be the main contact person for the organization / group.
  • After the group has completed viewing the session, the adult leader will lead the youth through the completion of the questions provided with the recorded session.  The adult leader will submit the completed questions to NoWAC Youth Track Coordinator, Billie-Jo Nickens at bj_marie_83@hotmail.com
  • Once the completed questions have been received by the Coordinator, the adult leader will receive the application for the mini grant opportunity. 
  • If a youth would like to view this recording on their own, they may do so, they will just be excluded from the stipend opportunity. 
  • All youth must have a waiver on file prior to September 30, 2021. 
  • TO REQUEST RECORDING  - Please email your request to Billie-Jo Nickens. 

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The Northwest Alcohol Conference assists the nation's youth in leadership, and in 2021, is proud to offer TEN $500.00 Mini-Grants for Youth Guided/Directed Projects.  

Youth Guided/Directed Project Guidelines 

  • To be eligible for a mini-grant, the organization / group must have either sent an adult and youth to the virtual youth track opportunity and completed the session, or viewed the recorded session and answered the provided questions.
  • Each organization / group will submit their project proposal and mini-grant application to the Youth Track Coordinator for project approval and mini-grant award by September 30, 2021. 
  • 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 CANNOT be organization / group team building type activities. 
  • Projects must be completed by December 31, 2021. 
  • Mini-grants are reimbursement grants.  At the conclusion of the project and after submission of the final project report, organizations / groups will be sent their $500.00 checks.  Project reports must be submitted within 30 days of the stated project completion date.

Project Proposal and Mini-Grant Application will be provided at the conclusion of the virtual youth track session to attendees and will be emailed to participants who view the recorded session after they have submitted the questions provided to them with the recording.