In The News
January 24, 2013
Recently, Youth First, a non-profit organization, joined as a member of the Warrick County Chamber of Commerce. While their physical office is located in Evansville, they provide services to Warrick County youth and their families. Youth First has been providing services to southwest Indiana for 15 years. They have a number of programs — one of the most notable is providing social workers in our area schools.
Apr 18, 2012
WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) - Parents, students and community leaders will be involved in a town hall meeting that will be held Wednesday in Warrick County on the prevention of underage drinking. Youth First has been working within the high schools for a few years, but now they want to get the community involved.
April 16, 2012
We hoped that all of their decisions would be good ones: from something as simple as eating healthy to choosing good friends to the big one - staying away from alcohol and other drugs. Like most parents, we tried to do the right things, providing healthy meals, getting to know their friends and talking to them about the dangers of underage drinking.
November 11, 2011
BOONVILLE, Ind. - Schools and nonprofit agencies in Warrick County are refocusing their efforts to steer young people away from alcohol and drugs. More than two dozen organizations have formed the Warrick County Communities That Care Coalition. The group's plan includes a drug-and-alcohol prevention program for grades 7 and 8; an after-school initiative aimed at building stronger communication among families; and interventions for families of high school students who have faced suspension or expulsion or who are considered at-risk.
October 31, 2011
Never underestimate the power of parents (or other caring adults who mentor youth). At times, it may seem like teenagers don't want parents involved in their lives, but that's a huge misperception. In fact, two out of three local teens say they want adults to talk to them about underage drinking, but unfortunately, their parents seldom do. In partnership with area schools, Youth First has surveyed thousands of Southwestern Indiana high school students over the years, and in every survey most teens want their parents to guide them about the dangers of alcohol use.
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