RADFORD – Meigs Helms, a student at Radford High School, has been chosen with about 60 other teens from around Virginia to serve as youth staff for the Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP), a year-long program coordinated by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC).


The program begins with a week-long conference to develop plans to combat underage substance use across the commonwealth,” according to Valerie Hubbard with the ABC. The conference is set to take place July 15-19 at Longwood University in Farmville.

Helms “credits the two years she has spent participating in the Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) with a greater ability to lead and help others,” said Hubbard.

“YADAPP has helped me to confidently live a fulfilling life, free of unhealthy substances,” said Helms. “Through YADAPP I have attained…



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