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Developing Youth Leadership in Prevention in Appalachian Ohio

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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Aug 20, 2018

Kelly Morman


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.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amount: $2,500 per year
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 12

Application process

A link to application instructions is available on the program website.

Submit completed applications by email to Kelly Morman.

Applicant webinar
August 2, 2018
10:00 a.m. Eastern
Contact Kelly Morman to register.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Leadership · Schools · Substance abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Ohio

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