youth to youth (Y2Y)
Youth to Youth (Y2Y) is an evidence-based, youth-driven, adult-guided program that has set the standard for youth development and prevention programming across this country and around the world. Y2Y brings youth together with a common bond of living free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and engages them through meaningful activities and experiences to develop and implement their own ideas to create positive change. Ultimately, Y2Y graduates will possess the skills and experiences that will allow them to serve as role models to their peers and younger students. In 2016, PATH received a federal Drug Free Communities grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, we will begin implementing the program in Mitchell and Yancey County middle schools. The Youth to Youth Program is a great opportunity for local students to gain leadership skills that will serve them throughout their school career and later in life. Youth to Youth empowers kids to make positive change in their communities!