The Pierce County Partnership for Youth began in the late 80s under the name as the River Falls Partnership for Youth with representatives from the schools, UW-RF, Pierce County Public Health, Pierce County Dept. of Human Services, local law enforcements and other youth serving agencies. In 2002, a five-year Drug Free Community Support Grant was received that led to the growth and transformation of the partnership expanding the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use from school-based to community-based. In the summer of 2010, there was growth and expansion of the coalition. This progression led to the Pierce County Partnership for Youth having a county-wide focus. From that point forward, the partnership has evolved from informing to inspiring and engaging people of all ages in preventing substance abuse. Today, dedicated members regularly meet to educate and provide tools to help Pierce County eliminate the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Please consider attending our next meeting and inviting others who may be interested in our mission to prevent substance abuse among youth and families. For more information, please contact us:
Kayla Buck at 715-273-6770, x6636
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Next meeting: August 1, 2013 8:30am at River Falls High School