An important goal for QPY is to “increase community capacity to address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) issues.” A great strategy to address this is to provide training and education opportunities. Washington Prevention Summit is one such opportunity that happens in November.

The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers, and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence, and other destructive behaviors. The prevention community comes together to reflect on past year’s successes, learn new strategies, and network with a variety of people.

QPY takes coalition members (youth and adults) to this summit on an annual basis. This is 1 of 4 such opportunities provided by the coalition annually. This is how we sharpen our skills and learn to bring prevention principles to our community.