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Youth First

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in
Martin County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Martin County, contact Ellie Meade, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Martin County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Martin County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Martin County, contact Ellie Meade, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Martin County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Martin County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Martin County, contact Ellie Meade, Regional Development Office.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Martin County

Martin News

By Deena Bodine, LCSW – May 14, 2019 Life can place many demands on us: work obligations, financial pressures, health issues…the list goes on. These life stressors can make it difficult to be at our best as parents, especially when we feel overwhelmed, frustrated, discouraged, or defeated. During this time, we may even begin second-guessing […]

By Sarah Laury, LCSW – May 7 Growing up, one of my favorite parts of summer was going away to summer camp. I counted down the days until school was out and I could start packing for camp. I loved meeting new friends, singing camp songs, learning about nature, and all of the camp games […]

By Laura Arrick, LCSW – April 30, 2019 It is a very busy time of year in local schools. ISTEP and ILEARN have taken over the past couple of months. Finals and end-of-year exams will closely follow. These tests can bring about a lot of pressure and stress for our students. Learning how to manage […]

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What Martin County says about Youth First

To be able to have a dedicated Youth First Social Worker in our schools to reach our young people at a critical time in their lives is a sound investment.

Dan GregoryLoogootee community volunteer

We want our children to not only be successful academically, but we want our children to be successful emotionally and socially. To succeed in one area and not the other two is to limit the success our students will be able to achieve once they leave our school.

Dr. Joan KellerFormer Superintendent, Loogootee Community Schools

The assistance and guidance that our children have available to them through Youth First is invaluable for their growth, well-being, and success as students and adults.

Curt JohnsonExecutive Director, Martin County Community Foundation

Youth First is a great fit in our community. In addition to placing a Licensed Social Worker in our schools, they have provided Elizabeth [Christmas, Youth First Social Worker] with a framework and menu of programs to help her best meet the needs of our students and the greater community. The work she is doing is crucial to the continued and future success of our young people and their families.

Joseph C. LannanConsulting Partner, eSolve Solutions, and former educator