Youth Leadership & Action is a youth empowerment and substance abuse prevention initiative that trains, supports and encourages youth to become active change agents in their communities.
Youth Action Teams are formal groups of youth with at least one adult advisor that plan and implement peer-focused prevention and community service projects that positively impact their peers and/or their communities. Youth Action Teams can be established in or affiliated with schools, community organizations, faith communities, businesses, agencies, civic groups, neighborhoods or anywhere that youth naturally congregate or are invited to participate.
For information about our current class of Youth Action Teams and how to get involved, visit the YAT Network page.
The Youth Leadership & Action (YLA) program is pleased to be able to offer free and affordable technical assistance and trainings to the Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta region through our partnerships with the United Way of Gwinnett and the Georgia Office of Prevention Services and Programs.YLA offers a catalog of one-hour, multi-hour, and multi-day trainings and workshops on a variety of prevention, positive youth development, youth leadership, and team development topics. Custom workshops and training events are also available. Learn more about Trainings.For more information, to learn more about how we can support your team or youth organization, or to speak with someone about becoming a Youth Action Team, please contact:
Shannon VeronesiDirector, Youth Leadership & Engagement
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