YLP represents a sound investment through meaningful youth involvement in community prevention efforts.
-YLP has been viewed as a substance abuse prevention program.
-YLP is a comprehensive approach to addressing the emotional and behavioral health of youth and young adults.
- YLP encourages a stable peer network and protects students from being victimized or bullied.
-Youth are given a voice in planning, decision-making, implementation, evaluation, and recognition processes.
-Youth involvement in the entire prevention process.
-Youth participate on local coalitions.