Mendocino County Youth Project, in partnership with the band Top Shelf, has brought YAP to Mendocino County youth and families since 2011. YAP targets all youth with a focus on drug and alcohol prevention, healthy alternatives and empowering youth to make healthy choices.
YAP blends together pre and post event school based alcohol and other drug prevention education, youth leadership development in producing the event, youth talent through our popular talent show and a youth opening act contest resulting in live performances the day of the YAP event. Youth Action Party also brings live art, a skate zone with a skate competition and 24 community resource booths which provide engaging activities to any youth and families who attend. Each year we expand our line-up of Youth Action Party performers to showcase the culture of our community and support youth talent.