Every week during the school year, 20 members meet up for about 2 hours to discuss various substance abuse projects they would like to tackle as well as rehearse for presentations and review the previous week’s activities. Most of the Monday team members have high level presentation and media skills that have been developed since their introduction in 6th grade.
These are the students that have the primary responsibility for developing new presentations and selecting major projects that will involve all of the Y2Y teams. A great deal of emphasis is placed on developing leadership and planning skills and only students on the Monday Team are selected to be on the Leadership Team.
These students take on the most sophisticated presentations that require strong presentation skills and the integration of media and audio visual equipment. This team is the primary group responsible for teaching the 8 things about alcohol assembly to the entire Dover 7th grade each year, planning and staffing the Advocacy Camp for new members, and teaching more advanced material such as youth advocacy skills and Presentation Skills. Monday Team members form the core of any group of students assigned to teach workshops at national conferences or when Y2Y travels to another community to teach their youth advocates.
Monday night students are trained in the legislative process and are the primary students to testify before any legislative committees or in public hearings on ordinances. In a mixed legislative project team of 2 or 3 middle and high school students a Monday Team member will be the project team leader.
Team members participate in all of the major projects of Youth to Youth and are usually the ones responsible for planning and coordinating complex projects that involve members from the other teams.
Members of this team are responsible to write and/or finalize PSA scripts and do most of the recording and acting in radio and video PSAs. Volunteers also have the opportunity to be taught video editing.