Greater Fox River Valley Operation Snowball (GFRVOS) is a community-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug use prevention program focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives based in Geneva, IL.  The name originates from the idea that “If I can have a positive impact on you, you can have a positive impact on someone else and the effect snowballs.”  Out of this concept emerges “A Community of Caring” – the success of Operation Snowball.

Operation Snowball seeks to bring together high school youth and caring adults to develop a trusting relationship.  It is founded on the belief that youth and adults can make responsible decisions when provided with factual information and an opportunity to develop an understanding of one’s self and others.