Speak Hard

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 14 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 14, 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 ForReal Speak Hard event package registration fee includes:

  • Advocacy training for participants on Feb. 27 or Mar. 4 from 4:00-6:00 PM. Snacks will be provided.
  • Round-trip bus transportation via Mid-American Coaches from NCADA in St. Louis to Jefferson City and back
  • Overnight hotel accommodations for Wednesday, March 13 at the Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Pizza party upon arrival at the hotel Wednesday night
  • Complimentary breakfast at the hotel Thursday morning
  • SpeakHard 2019 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 14

All groups must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration deadline: Feb. 14, 2019. (Please note, registration is limited, so early registration is encouraged!) If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jaime Hoff.

Registration is closed. Email us to be put on a waiting list