Stark County Youth Led Prevention

Stark County Youth Led Prevention (SCYLP) is a youth-led, adult-guided leadership development group focusing on promoting and celebrating healthy lifestyles. SCLYP was created to empower students to impact their schools, neighborhoods and communities.

SCYLP members are part of the 86 percent of Stark County students who do not use alcohol. Since the majority of students do not use alcohol and other drugs, SCLYP members encourage fellow teenagers to make positive choices regarding substance use! Students are impacted by countless issues while growing up – including depression, anxiety, bullying, suicidal thoughts, substance use and many more. SCLYP is a safe place for youth to come together and encourage their peers to make healthy decisions through planning and implementing various prevention and leadership development activities.

SCYLP meets every Wednesday night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Meyer's Lake Village Hall, 1600 Park Ave. N.W., Canton.



  • Youth ages 14-20
  • Committed to living a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle
  • Enthusiastic, responsible and hard-working



  • Work to support youth-led prevention efforts across Stark County and throughout the state of Ohio
  • Embrace opportunities to participate in trainings, community events and develop leadership skills
  • Advocate for mental health issues relevant to Ohio’s youth
  • Attend all meetings on time; otherwise, notify the SCYLP coordinator as soon as possible
  • Plan prevention campaigns, retreats, and other opportunities for Stark County youth
  • Increase peer involvement in community events
  • Review data and legislation to develop plans of action for local and state activities


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  • Opportunity to make a difference in your community
  • Chance to meet and engage with students from all over the county
  • Explore professional interests (and it looks great on resumes and college applications!)
  • Have your voice heard on matters that impact you and your peers

Please follow us on social media at one of the following links - Instagram and Twitter for additional information and to learn about our upcoming meetings and events. In order to attend your first meeting, please complete the application form.

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For more information, contact:
Marissa Cooney at