Nationally, Youth to Youth is the recognized leader for engaging youth in positive change. Each summer, Youth to Youth offers tremendous leadership opportunities for adolescents and the adults who work with them. The one-of-a-kind conference experience, led by trained teens alongside adults, is the training that group and coalitions across the country count on annually to serve as a vital catalyst to strengthen their youth prevention programming. 

This year Teen Health Connection was excited to host the second Youth to Youth Southern States Conference in Charlotte at Queens University. The 2017 Southern States Conference was Monday, July 17 - Thursday, July 20, 2017.

By attending this four-day conference, adolescents met and befriended drug-free teens from all over the country, developed skills to make positive choices, attended interactive and informative workshops, heard nationally known speakers, developed action plans to create change in their schools and communities and learned vital leadership qualities and skills that they can use for a lifetime, and most importantly, HAD A BLAST!

We invite you to follow us on social media to see photos from the 2017 conference and encourage you to spread the word to adolescents about this opportunity for the 2018 summer.


Teen Health Connection relies on the generous contributions of individual and corporate donors to allow us to continue to offer the Southern States Leadership Conference in Charlotte. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Rett Liles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-381-8368. By supporting the Southern States Conference and Teen Health Connection, you help us reach our vision of every adolescent healthy, safe and successful.