Welcome! A key element in youth-led programs (YLP) is making change happen. This change is facilitated through evidence-based strategies. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) identified six strategies for implementing prevention activities: community-based process, environmental, prevention education, information dissemination, alternative activities, and problem identification and referral. YLP is unique in how it is defined as a community-based process. Community-based process and the other five strategies, when implemented together, have been shown to be effective in creating change.
To support those interested in implementing community change, we created a series of resources to be used by youth and adult allies engage in YLP. Watch this short introductory video to see how these resources can be used by YLP to implement community change.