CADCA is the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization that represents over 5,000 community coalitions across the U.S. and over 230 coalitions internationally. To create population-level change, we must engage all sectors of a community - especially youth!

CADCA Youth Leadership Initiative empowers over 1,200 youth yearly across the U.S. and abroad to fight drug use and other problems plaguing their communities. We inspire groups of passionate 13-20 year olds, who are eager to analyze and influence their communities in a positive way, and develop them how to create social change! These “social scientists” are affecting change today!