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Speak Hard

March 29, 2018

The annual Speak Hard Youth Conference, sponsored by ACT Missouri, is held annually in Jefferson City, MO at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. For the past 13 years Speak Hard has given youth grades 9-12 the opportunity to learn about underage drinking, substance abuse, and prevention. This year on Thursday, March 29, teen voices will unite at the State Capital to attend workshops and network with other youth from across Missouri.

NCADA’s ForReal Youth Council is excited to once again offer a Speak Hard event package to help Greater St. Louis area youth attend this state-wide Conference!

$35.00 Speak Hard event package registration fee includes:

  • Round-trip bus transportation via Mid-American Coaches from NCADA in St. Louis to Jefferson City and back
  • Overnight hotel accommodations for Wednesday, March 28 at the Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Pizza party upon arrival at the hotel Wednesday night
  • Complimentary breakfast at the hotel Thursday morning
  • Speak Hard 2018 Conference registration, which includes all workshops, lunch and t-shirt
  • NCADA sponsored advocacy training and pre-conference training on legislative issues of interest ie: marijuana legalization, prescription drug monitoring program
  • Legislative appointments scheduled with your state legislators for Thursday, March 29

All groups must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration deadline: March 2, 2018. (Please note, registration is limited, so early registration is encouraged!) If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie Hook, ForReal Youth Council Coordinator.


March 29, 2018




Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 W McCarty St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States
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