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|About||YOUTH TO YOUTH is a community based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing on middle school and high school teens! Visit wwwyouthtoyouth.net|
From its inception Youth to Youth recognized that nationally and internationally, actions needed to be taken to change attitudes and behaviors surrounding drugs and their usage in this generation, or the resulting conditions in our communities could only get worse. Youth to Youth had a plan for success with teens as the nucleus.
Due to the continuing achievement Youth to Youth is having in the areas of youth involvement and drug prevention at a local level, hundreds of communities in the United States and abroad have chosen the program model to help facilitate favorable change. Communities in Alaska, Arkansas, Bermuda, California, Canada, the Caribbean and Cayman Islands, Colorado, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Italy, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Russia, South Dakota, and many others have utilized the Youth to Youth model to initiate or improve their positive prevention programming.
Year after year, Youth to Youth is commended for the exemplary service it provides communities. Organizations, both locally and nationally, have acknowledged Youth to Youth's continuing efforts to support teens, at all levels, as they face the difficult issues of adolescence; most specifically the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Some of those awards are:
—Recognition as the 925th Point of Light for the Nation by President Bush
—The United States Department of Education's "Excellence in Drug Prevention Education"
—The Certificate of Participation from the Columbus, Ohio chapter of the NAACP
—The Columbus Dispatch's Community Service Award
—The Action Award, given by CADFY (Californians for Drug-Free Youth)
—A commendation from The Ohio Comission of Minority Health for providing quality health services to Blacks, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in Ohio
—The ADDY and ITVA Craft awards for the video production
"Drug Free TV"
—The nomination of Robert E. Sweet, founder and current president of Youth to Youth International by USA Today as one of the country's "Drug-Busters."