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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
Morgan County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Morgan County, contact Adam Novello, Regional Development Officer.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Morgan County, contact Adam Novello, Regional Development Officer.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Morgan County, contact Adam Novello, Regional Development Officer.

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

Youth First Partner Schools

Bell Intermediate AcademyPaul Hadley Middle School

County Advocates

Ed KominowskiCraig FennemanLisa Arnold
Ed KominowskiLisa Arnold
Craig Fenneman

Morgan News

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 […]

Teresa Mercer, LCSW, LCAC – April 23, 2019 Upholding Values in Today’s Society By Teresa Mercer, Youth First, Inc. I have worked with people of all ages, and that has given me the unique experience of learning about the different value systems of many people. It has been very interesting to listen to every person’s […]

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What Morgan County says about Youth First

“After learning about Youth First’s approach to prevention and the impactful results, Home Bank employees wanted to get behind it in a big way, so that more children and families benefit in Morgan County. We encourage everyone who cares about kids to join Home Bank in donating to Youth First.”

Dan MoorePresident, Home Bank

“Children in Morgan County are our greatest asset in building a brighter future for this community. However, so many of them are struggling due to circumstances out of their control, whether it’s poverty, homelessness, addictions, mental illness, etc. We need solutions to help them and their families break these destructive cycles. We’re excited to partner with Youth First as they provide additional people and resources to tackle these issues head-on and build stronger, healthier and self-reliant families.”

Greg McKelfreshPresident, Kendrick Foundation

My Youth First Social Worker, Miss Walls, is a very understanding person. She will always understand what you want to talk about. She will always be there when you need her most. One major thing she helped me through is when my parents were fighting and I was having home issues…but she helps me with so much more than that. She has helped me stay in school, because she will always calm me down and help me refrain from getting in trouble. Miss Walls puts a lot of hard work and effort into her job. It’s not just me that she impacts – she impacts many people’s lives.

Bell Intermediate Academy student