Youth Leadership Program

Hear Us

Hear Us is an annual advocacy event hosted by PreventEd each spring for current St. Louis region high school students. They will train and prepare for legislative visits with the State Senator and Representative that is specific to their zip code.

This year, we are offering a series of trainings to prepare for Hear Us. All trainings will be virtual. Each training will cover a different aspect of preparing for the eventual legislative visits. It is required to participate in all of the trainings, as all of the sessions build upon each other and offer an opportunity to prepare with the other students that may share their senator or representative. If there is a conflict, the student will need to make arrangements with the Hear Us Coordinator, Jaime Hoff, to cover the material missed.

See contact information, training dates, and registration below.


For more information, contact:

Jaime Hoff (she/her)


All sessions will be at 6:00pm unless otherwise specified and will all be conducted via Zoom. Sessions are required. If you cannot attend, please let Jaime know in advance.

January 27: Introductions, Team Building, & Advocacy
February 3: Government 101 & PreventEd Legislative Priorities
February 10: Cannabis Trends: Does Current MO Law Cover Current Cannabis Trends And Concerns? What Does PreventEd Say?
February 17: Researching Your Legislators and Your Topics
February 24: Planning & Practicing
March 3: Planning & Practicing
March 9 & 10: Legislative Appointments
March 12, 10:00am-5:00pm: Virtual Hear Us Youth Conference

Register for Hear Us Conference and training series: