Thanks to community support and agencies like the Tri-County United Way, we are still able to provide prevention services to our youth and their families in our community. Special thanks to the Hugh Bretl Memorial Foundation for making ANOTHER large donation to our cause! We couldn't do this without you!
Our amazing team of youth members belong to the 12 local school districts within the two counties. If you are in 7th through 12th grade and would like to join HYC, please contact us or your local school advisor for more information!
The Healthy Youth Coalition is a youth driven organization devoted to promoting healthy lifestyles among youth and their families throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. We do this by building healthy youth activities and increase community awareness and knowledge of risk and protective factors, in order to reduce problem behaviors such as alcohol problem use and illicit drug use.
Since 2001, our coalition has been committed to making a difference in our community and our area youth and their families. HYC received a federal Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support grant from 2005 until its expiration in 2015. Since then, we have relied off of small grants and community support to continue our efforts.
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The Healthy Youth Coalition would like to thank the Hugh Bretl Memorial Foundation for adopting our organization over the past eight years. We couldn't do what we do, without YOU! Thank you to all the sponsors who contributed to the foundation over the years who also made this possible.
Hundreds of cards were distributed to local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice patients over the Christmas season. Thank you to all youth members and their advisors who participated!
The Healthy Youth Coalition is the affiliate partner agency for the national "Dolly Parton's Imagination Library" free book program. Although free to the child and family, the program runs off of a $20,000+ a year budget to make it a no-cost opportunity for children 0-5. For more information on the program and how you can help us, please click below.
Tri-County United Way has once again voted to support operations and school-based and community programming for our organization for the year 2020-21. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to continue our partnership to provide prevention program to our youth and their families. Stay tuned for more information on our action plan.
This past December our Menominee ACTion Troupe members were surprised with an opportunity to present with a retired Packers player, Dexter McNabb! Thank you to Bellin for your support and providing this opportunity to not only our members, but also to the students at Blesch Intermediate School! Topics included in the presentation were; anti-vaping, anti-bullying, drug and alcohol prevention, and healthy choices.
Thanks to the Hannahville Indian Community and the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth, the Healthy Youth Coalition will be rolling out this campaign within Marinette and Menominee Counties. We teamed up with the Great Start Collaborative on this effort, to help support their mission of ensuring children are being born healthy in Menominee County. To check out our media materials please click on the link below!
In 2019, our staff worked with a Menominee HYC subgroup of youth to create an educational campaign on the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. The students did a great job with their designs and thanks to the Hannahville Indian Community, billboards were posted in the city of Menominee as well as within the county. The youth also purchased giveaways for our school presentations such as anti-vaping t-shirts and wristbands. The members were also able to purchase vaping prevention posters and banners for local school districts.
Check out the link below to check out where we have been handing out free medication lock boxes, pill deactivation bags, and more!