Thanks to community support and local grant opportunities we are still able to provide prevention services to our youth and their families in our community. Special thanks to the Menominee County ISD, Provident Health Foundation, and our local businesses for their support of our efforts!
HYC is currently funded and supported through local donations, grants, and fundraisers. All donations go back into our youth subgroups within the twelve Marinette & Menominee county school districts to help promote healthy lifestyles among our youth and their families. Because of community support, we are still actively reducing and preventing youth substance use even after our federal funding expired in 2015. Thank you for helping us succeed!
**Menominee County ISD is our fiscal agent**
Congratulations to our Coleman HYC team of Ella, Adrian, Maddy, and Norah for winning the Courageous Persuaders "Grand Prize" award, beating out more than 330 entries nationwide!
Courageous Persuaders is a national competition that challenges high school students to create a TV commercial targeted at discouraging underage drinking and drinking and driving. It's an incredible initiative that encourages young people to use their creativity to promote a positive message.
We are incredibly proud of our winning team and their hard work, dedication, and creativity. Their commercial was outstanding and had a powerful impact! We also need to give a shout to their advisors Ms. Fendrick and Mrs. Mitchell!
Learn more about the competition at: www.courageouspersuaders.com
Watch their winning video, "FINAL BUZZER" now!
For the first time since 2019, HYC brought back their ACTion Troupe program in Stephenson with some of our HYC members!
This program, which stands for "Alternative Choices Through Creative Theater", consists of a 30-minute or less presentation compiled of multiple skits that are focused on anti-bullying education, along with ATOD (alcohol, tobacco, and other drug), and other age-appropriate topics such as respect and sharing.
All skits are open-ended to leave an opportunity for the younger students to give input on a how a positive ending can come out of a negative situation. Adult facilitators lead the conversations of making healthy choices, while youth members portray different characters in the skits. At the end of each skit, ACTion Troupe members shake out of character to reveal their true identity on living a drug-free, positive lifestyle, and why it is important to them.
These students delivered 10 presentations to elementary classrooms over the course of two days and didn't skip a beat!
View more pictures in our photo gallery!
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 educating and building healthy youth activities to prevent and reduce youth use of initiation drugs such as alcohol, tobacco/nicotine products, marijuana, and prescription drugs.
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.