Youth to Youth
CV CAN, SRV CASA & Alameda County Office of Education


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Saturday March 24, 2018

7:45 AM to 10:00 PM

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Location of Conference

Castro Valley High School
19400 Santa Maria Ave
Castro Valley, CA 94546

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24th Annual YOUTH TO YOUTH Middle School Conference 

Where else would you want your son or daughter

to be but at the 24th Annual Y2Y Conference?

On March 24, 2018 more than 80 high school leaders from San Ramon Valley, Castro Valley and other Alameda County High Schools will be engaging and helping 350 middle school youth to have fun and believe in themselves without drugs or alcohol being part of the plan. 

For the past several months these high school students have been working enthusiastically planning drug prevention programs, participating in leadership activities and having a whole lot of fun while planning this conference for your 6th, 7th or 8th grader. 

High school leaders will guide their younger peers through skits, panel discussions, team building challenges, and small group activities.  More than 20 workshops will be offered throughout the day.  The conference will end with an exciting dance geared towards middle school students.  More than just an event, the Youth to Youth Middle Conference is a way to see the best in teens and their leadership skills.   If your kids like hanging out with their friends, meeting new friends, having fun, dancing and good food ~ then this is the conference for them.

Examples of Workshops:

  • Ins and Outs of Being a Teenage Girl
  • Guy Code
  • A Fatal Vision Experience
  • What to Expect in  High School
  • Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Drug and Alcohol Information
  • And many more!

What will our day look like? Who will we meet? What will we do?


  • Welcome - Opening Ceremonies
  • Family Groups  (Small breakouts sessions with other middle school students)
  • Key Note Speaker - Keith Hawkins
  • Team Building Challenges


  • Lunch
  • Workshops
  • Teen Panel
  • Dinner
  • Y2Y Drug-Free Dance!

This is your site for all the conference information.  Below is the link to our online participant registration form.  We have sold-out for the last 5 years, so please register early in ordr to save your space(s). 

Conference Fee: $45 before March 10th. After, the price increases to $55 (Fee includes: lunch, dinner, t-shirt, keynote speaker, dance, dj....and much more)

Helpful tips before you REGISTER:

  • CRITICAL!!!  Once you begin the registration process, please be prepared to answer all questions regarding your child's name, school, medical and emergency contacts, and make your payment.  If you exit the registration page without completing all sections, you will need to contact us. 
  • Please be advised that all payments will be accepted thru PayPal.  It is NOT required to have a PayPal account to use this feature.  You will be given the option to pay via debit or credit card.
  • There are no refunds after March 10, 2018.
  • This is a full-day conference.  For participants to get the most out of the conference, they are expected to arrive on time and remain for the full conference.  If a participant needs to leave during the conference, they will not be permitted to return. As conference coordinators, we are very firm with this policy.


Meet this year's keynote speaker...Keith Hawkins!



About Keith....

Keith Hawkins is a national youth speaker that addresses over 400,000 students, educators, business owners, and parents each year.  Keith has addressed the United Nations Global Summit, he has been interviewed by Time Magazine, is featured in a national communication book called Between One and Many, and  co-authored the books entitled, Teen Power and Beyond and Go M.A.D.

Keith has dedicated his life and work to improving the human race by helping them strive for personal change in their lives.


Video Clip of Keith

About Youth to Youth

The Youth to Youth program is a community-based drug, alcohol, tobacco prevention and youth leadership program created in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio and is proudly sponsored by Community Against Abuse (CASA) in the San Ramon Valley, Castro Valley Community Action Network (CV CAN) in Castro Valley, and the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE).  The conference is an entire day that kids get together, have fun and talk about some really important issues. It is an opportunity for young people to support each other working towards one common goal - to make the very best decision and live a healthy, drug free life.