High school HYC youth members write and create short 30-60 second prevention-based skits to elementary and Jr. High students in an assembly form. These skits are focused on anti-bullying education, along with ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drug) age-appropriate topics. All skits are are open-ended to leave an opportunity for the younger students to give a positive ending to a negative situation.
"Tragic Terror: A Haunting Reality":
This project is aimed for those 14 years and older to get a dose of reality as participants are led through various reality rooms through the haunted house. These rooms consist of HYC members portraying the negative consequences of engaging in risky behaviors such as; distracted driving, drinking and driving, bullying, and drug and alcohol use.
A program developed through Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). HYC youth members with the assistance of local law enforcement, our staff, and adult volunteers, place bright yellow stickers on multipacks of beer and malt beverages at local convenience stores. These stickers warn those are thinking of providing to minors the legal implications of this crime. This program is held around opening day of hunting season or prom and graduation season.
Youth members write and record radio spots, billboards, brochure development, poster campaign and web site promotion on substance abuse prevention and other teen-related issues. Check out our current campaign in the community on anti-vaping from our Menominee group!
This emotionally charged 2-day program offers a real life experience without the real life risk. This event is designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.
This program creates a safe environment where girls in grades 6th-8th can connect, help express themselves authentically, and celebrate what makes them beautifully unique. This program will give girls the tools and confidence to manage conflict, drama, rumors, nutrition, drug and alcohol and peer pressure issues, gossip, toxic friends, help girls manage online relationships understand healthy relationships. An extra and special incentive in this program is incorporating a 5k running and training element that will establish health and wellness principles in their lifestyle.
A national scholarship program that invites high school students to write and create 30-second commercials on the dangers of underage drinking geared towards middle school students.Over 800 entries are typically submitted annually and our HYC subgroups have won and/or become finalists in 8 of the past 10 years! Check them out on our YouTube page, under the "videos" section on this website, or search for us on Facebook!
Thanks to a WI State PFS (Partnership for Success) 2015 grant targeted toward prescription drug abuse, this campaign consists of distributing FREE personal medication lock boxes and drug deactivation bags to residents in Marinette County. Thanks to additional funders such as the Hannahville Indian Community, the Superior Health Foundation and the M&M Area Community Foundation, we were able to offer the same program to installing year-round rx drug drop boxes at local law enforcement agencies and health care facilities as well as teaming up with various pharmacies on distribution of these campaign items.
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!