Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam

Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam

Phone: 1-671-477-9081
Types of Services Offered: Education & Training, Substance Abuse Services
Category: Non-Profit

Guam's youth leadership movement began in May 1988 Barbara S. N. Benavente “Auntie Bobbie”

and Gayle Osborn “Mama Gayle”. Originally known as the Dededo Drug-Free Organization (DDFO),
it began with about fifty youth and their parents gathered in a small meeting room of Santa
Barbara Church Parish hall to discuss the idea of involving youth in drug prevention work.
​Two decades later, Youth for Youth LIVE! Guam (YFYLG) continues to evolve. YFYLG is a non-profit,
community-based, youth-centered, youth-driven drug prevention program for teens in middle and
high school. YFYLG is built on the belief that the youth are leaders of today and have much to
continue towards making positive changes in their families, schools and village communities. Teens
are actively involved in prevention program development, implementation and evaluation.

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.

Youth for Youth Conference:

The Youth for Youth Conference takes place annually during the Spring. Over 300 youth from
Guam and our neighboring islands gather together for this 3 day event to discuss issues that
directly affect youth. Youth staff present on topics such as: Bullying Prevention, Human Sexuality,
and Stress Management—to name a few. Along with workshops, keynote speakers address the
daily themes of Substance Abuse Prevention, Underage Drinking Prevention and Suicide
Prevention. ​
Swimming and Water Safety Program:
Every summer YFYLG hosts the Summer Swimming and Water Safety Program—a 6 week program
for 5 to 15 year olds. Participants learn basic water safety and swimming skills that advanced with
the different age groups. In addition to swimming, staff includes lessons on nutrition through
cooking demonstrations and survival skills are taught by our community partners. All staff are First
Aid and CPR certified.

Sean Rupley

, Hagatna, GUAM, GUAM



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