Prevention Leadership Conference 2017 Expedition Prevention

Each year since 1990, NCADA has hosted a Prevention Leadership Conference (PLC) to give students in grades 7-12 and their adult advisors the opportunity to learn more about drug and alcohol prevention, youth advocacy, and the power of positive peer pressure. The students then return to their schools and communities to help develop and implement their own, unique substance use prevention programs.

On November 3rd and 4th, more than 130 teens, representing 20 school organizations in the St. Louis area, gathered for our 27th PLC, titled Expedition Prevention. The conference featured three nationally recognized keynote presenters, and a variety of breakout sessions on such topics as alcohol, prescription drugs, tobacco, stress management and strategic planning. Throughout the
activities, attendees built friendships and networks that can help them spread the message that young people can have fun without substances.

True to the tradition of NCADA youth leadership programs, Expedition Prevention was a fun, high-energy, and impactful learning opportunity.

Keynote speaker De’Marco Fomby used music, humor and
dancing to inspire and motivate PLC participants.