Developing Youth Leadership in Prevention in Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio provides funding for the development and expansion of youth-led programs focusing on substance use/abuse prevention in Appalachian Ohio. The program is designed to empower the region’s young people to be a voice in their communities, specifically in prevention.
Program goals are:
- Grow the level of engagement in youth-led prevention in Appalachian Ohio
- Increase the number of young people leading evidence-based prevention efforts in their communities
- Develop a network of Appalachian Ohio communities working to empower their young people
In addition to grant funding, participants will receive training, technical assistance, and professional development for adults who facilitate youth-led programs. Successful grantees may also be eligible for related funding opportunities.
Funds may be used for salaries, travel, lodging, per diems, registration fees, costs associated with substitute teacher coverage, and other items approved through the grant proposal budget.
Eligible applicants include adult leaders from schools, organizations, and communities in Appalachian Ohio who are:
- New to youth-led programming
- Interested in establishing a youth council at the local level
- Interested in training and technical assistance on SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework
- An existing youth-led program and have a strong desire to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities as it relates to engaging in youth-led prevention and empowering youth to create change in their communities
A list of Appalachian Ohio counties is provided on the program website.
Two adults from each organization are required to participate in the training and technical assistance process.
Award amount: $2,500 per year
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 12
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.