The Youth Alcohol Abuse Prevention Coalition (YAAPC) hosted the "Summit 4 Change" at the nCENTER in Rockford. This is the group's fifth annual meeting.
It focused on topics like education, HIV awareness, sexual responsibility and the dangers of tobacco.
Students also had a chance to speak with college representatives about their futures.
The keynote speaker was Sharaud Moore. His remarkable story was featured in the 2007 movie 'Freedom Writers.'