GPS is an initiative founded in the philosophy that strong, happy, caring and successful youth are a reflection of those same qualities in their families, communities, schools and neighborhoods. With that, we are proud of our history of family and community engagement, and would like to recognize the program volunteers and partner organizations that have played a key role in being part of our students’ lives.

2019 We Are The Majority Rally (April 2019)

We Are The Majority (#WATM19), is an annual rally in Columbus, Ohio in which teens gather and collectively celebrate their choice to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Thousands of teens gather and speak, dance and the event concludes with a march to the State House!

Check out pictures from the event below


2019 Ready by 21 National Meeting (April 2019: Seattle, WA)

The 2019 Ready by 21 National Meeting is a conference that brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work and life. These leaders have dedicated themselves to improving the odds for children and youth through collective impact initiatives, policy alignment and program quality improvement. 650 people attended in 2019.

Check out pictures from the conference (and sightseeing) below!


2018-2019 Cardinal Family Fest (Feb. 2019)

The Geauga County Youth Advisory Council and Cardinal Middle School YLP Group participated in the Cardinal Family Fest at Cardinal Middle School. The purpose of the event was to provide a fun family event that gives parents and kids an opportunity to engage in their community now and in the future. The project is part of a local and county wide effort to build positive assets in our youth and build their capacity to resist unhealthy behaviors and poor decisions in the future.

Check out pictures from the event below!


2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Walk

Youth Advisory Council was excited to be a part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Walk in Burton, organized by the Sheriffs Office. YAC had a booth and also participated in the candlelight walk around the Burton square.