Ty Sells has been involved in the field of youth development and prevention for over twenty-five years. Ty assists communities and schools in their prevention and youth leadership programs by designing and conducting trainings to meet their needs. He has developed and implemented trainings with content including decision -making, violence prevention, teambuilding, small group facilitation, public speaking and adult/youth connections. He also conducts keynotes and in-services for youth, adults who work with youth, and parents. He is a highly sought after motivational speaker and a recognized leader in the field of prevention and youth development. Ty received the ADAPAO Award for Excellence in Prevention Marketing and in 2012, he was recognized by the Ohio Department of Drug Addiction Services as the “Prevention Innovator of the Year.