Future Prevention Leaders 2023

Welcome to the Future Prevention Leaders Youth Conference! This transformative annual event is designed to empower high school-aged leaders in Connecticut and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and connections to become champions of substance use prevention and wellness.

Join us for a day of inspiration, learning, and camaraderie as we unlock the full potential of prevention together.


The Future Prevention Leaders Youth Conference is a dynamic and engaging one-day event that focuses on substance use prevention and promotes overall well-being among high school-aged future leaders from across Connecticut. This conference offers a unique platform for personal growth, skill-building, and community-building in the field of substance use prevention.

Conference Goals

The Future Prevention Leaders Youth Conference aims to:

  • Empower Youth: Future Prevention Leaders cultivate and amplify the voices of young leaders, recognizing their potential to effect positive change in substance use prevention efforts within their communities.
  • Inspire Action: The Conference provides inspiration and motivation for attendees to take an active role in substance use prevention, becoming advocates for healthier communities.
  • Foster Connections: FPL creates a supportive network of peers and mentors in the field of substance use prevention, encouraging collaboration and the sharing of ideas and best practices.
  • Promote Education: We offer dynamic and interactive workshops that provide practical knowledge, skills, and resources to empower attendees in their substance use prevention efforts.
  • Promote Inclusivity: Emphasize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of substance use prevention, fostering an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

2023 Future Prevention Leaders Conference Highlights

2023 Conference Slide Show

Testimonials from Conference Attendees

“I thought it was extremely well done, well organized, and relevant in training content. I would love to come back.” – Youth Advisor

“I think a wide variety of important topics were covered.” – Youth Attendee.

“Really great and even better than last year. Loved the focus on skill-building and leadership skills.” – Youth Advisor

“I learned a lot!” – Youth Attendee

2023 Future Prevention Leaders Sponsors

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership builds statewide capacity to prevent underage drinking and substance use and builds strategic alliances to promote the overall well-being of Connecticut’s future workforce.