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Santa’s Castle 2022

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We are so excited for the 2022 Santa’s Castle! The event will be held on Friday December 16th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and Saturday December 17th between the hours of 2 – 6:30 pm. The Castle will conclude on Friday, December 23rd from 4:30-7:30 pm.

During the tour, students from Youth to Youth, acting as elves will guide visitors through Rudolph’s stable, Santa’s toy room, Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen and other parts of the Castle. The tour culminates with a visit with Santa.

Along the tour, children will be entertained by the elves and will collect small gifts in each room. Families are welcome to bring a camera and take pictures or video during the tour and with Santa. The experience takes about 20 minutes, but will vary based on the age of the children and interest in these activities.

This year Santa’s Castle will be a little different. In order to attend, pre-registration is required. Groups making a reservation must be no larger than 6. To ensure the safety of all guests and performers, participants are expected to observe social distancing and the groups going through the tour will be spaced out more than in the past. To pre-register, go the the calendar below, select a date, time, and fill out the form.

Santa’s Castle is designed for children ages 8 and under, but the whole family is invited. The cost is a flat fee of $25 per reservation. Proceeds support the anti-drug activities of Dover Youth to Youth.

Entrance to Santa’s Castle will be from the Saint Thomas Street side of the McConnell Center (Door #7). Parking is available in the parking lot located behind the Dover Public Library and on the street by the Dover District Court.

For additional information, go to the Dover Santa’s Castle Facebook page, Youth to Youth’s web site at, call the Dover Police Department’s Community Outreach Bureau at 603-516-3274, or email

Dover Youth to Youth is an organization made up of Middle and High School students who meet after school to conduct activities and events that promote a drug-free lifestyle. Youth to Youth is coordinated by the Dover Police Department with support from the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

Registration is FULL.
We hope to see you next year.

Santa’s Castle 2021

Santa's Castle AnnouncementWe want to thank everyone for supporting Santa’s Castle. We are less than a week from launch and have officially sold out. If you were unable to get tickets this year we hope to see you next year.

Dover Youth to Youth is hosting its 14th annual Santa’s Castle at the McConnell Center in downtown Dover for 3 days during the Christmas season. Each night children and their families will be able to tour several rooms in Santa’s Castle and meet Santa and many of his elves. (more…)

Pop Culture Influences on Underage Drinking

Understanding Pop Culture messages is an important step in preparing students to be community activists. Youth advocates should be conversant in the basics of Pop Culture influences and sensitized to the negative messages their peers and the community can get from popular music, movies, TV, video games, toys, and pop idols. Dover Youth to Youth has recently revamped its Pop Culture presentation and has a variety of resources to help youth learn about pop culture influences. (more…)

Job Posting

Blue Now Hiring Company Direct Mail General PostcardDover Youth to Youth is currently looking to hire a full time Prevention Programmer. Interested applicants should apply at


As a full-time, 34 hour per week position, the Prevention Programmer is a civilian position within the Community Outreach Bureau of the Dover Police Department. The Prevention Programmer is primarily responsible to implement prevention strategies by planning and conducting alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs within the community. The Prevention Programmer’s duties involve working directly with middle and high school students. Starting pay is $17.94 per hour.

Position remains open until filled.


NH Tobacco 21 Webinar

Dover Y2Y is hosting an online training and discussion for NH youth groups interested in supporting legislation to increase the age to purchase, use and possess tobacco products to 21. Students will provide an update on the current status which raised the age to 19, provide examples of how local communities can work towards passing local ordinances, and discuss how NH youth groups can support a statewide bill.

Any NH youth group or organization interested in supporting Tobacco 21 efforts is encouraged to register for the webinar here. A link to participate and more information will be sent out the week before the training.



Webinar Resources:


Webinar Recording – Coming Soon

Dover Y2Y Announces Free Webinar Series for the 2019-20 School Year

Dover Youth to Youth has Announced the schedule for its free Webinar Series  for 2019-2020 school year.
Concepts in Youth Empowerment
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at 3 pm ET
Policy Change
Tuesday, January 7th, 2020  at 3 pm ET
Developing a Counter Advertising Message
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 3 pm ET

History of Nicotine Lies
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 3 pm ET

For more description on each webinar please go to our Web Based Training under the heading of Resources or click here

To register you may click here
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