You may have heard of Youth to Youth before...it's pretty popular! Youth to Youth International is a community based prevention and youth leadership program based in Columbus, Ohio. Aside from servicing young people in Franklin County, Youth to Youth International supports youth-led prevention groups all over the globe by hosting annual training conferences for young people and training the adults that support them. You can learn more about Youth to Youth International by visiting clicking below.
Nordonia has a rich history of youth-led prevention under the flagship high school program Teen Institute (T.I.) which was supported by Junior Teen Institute and Project PANDA at the Middle School and Lee Eaton respectively. Nordonia T.I. was one of the largest and oldest Teen Institute groups in Ohio and was well recognized for its work in youth-led prevention. So why change? As time changes so do your likes and dislikes, the things that appeal to you evolve and the activities you're involved in must grow with you. Nordonia T.I. has been following the Youth to Youth model and has been attending the Youth to Youth International conference for several years; in 2018 the leadership team decided it was time for a fresh new look and Nordonia Youth to Youth was born.
SO WHAT IS IT?
So all the fancy words and stuff aside, we're a leadership club that makes good decisions and encourages our friends to make good decisions with us. Good decisions about what, you ask? Anything that makes us healthier and happier! Taking care of ourselves by not using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, taking care of our mental health, and avoiding other risky decisions while spending time with other people that support the way we choose to live. Most importantly, though, we have fun, and a lot of it! Pretty much everything we do starts and ends with fun with some food in between. Click on your school below to find out more!