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Youth First

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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
Orange County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Orange County, contact Becky Jessmer, Regional Development Officer.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Orange County, contact Becky Jessmer, Regional Development Officer.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Orange County, contact Becky Jessmer, Regional Development Officer.

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

Youth First Partner Schools

County Advocates

Jon StalkerSteve JohnsonThomas Lamb
Dr. Trevor AppleJimmy EllisJennifer Lamb
Rita NobleSusan GilmoreTom Bostic
Gary McClinticEd Fisher
Tony WhitakerJimmy Ellis
Jon StalkerSusan Gilmore
Trevor AppleEd Fisher
Rita NobleThomas Lamb
Gary McClinticJennifer Lamb
Steve JohnsonTom Bostic

Orange News

By Jenna Kruse, LSW – Spetember 23, 2020 – Being a parent of a teenager is difficult enough without adding the stress of navigating a pandemic. After being stuck at home for several months, most teens are ready to stay in school, see their friends, and return to any sense of normalcy. As guidelines continue […]

By Ashley Underwood, LCSW – September 16, 2020 – Hi. Hello. Hola. Bonjour. Ciao. Oi. Each one of these greetings, along with many others, is the gateway for social interaction. Social interaction with others helps create a culture of inclusion and acceptance. According to Ferris State University, inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent […]

Hoosier Uplands has awarded $15,000 to Youth First, Inc. to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of students in Orange County. Youth First partners with school districts to embed social workers in school buildings, where they become specialized mentors for students and prevention coaches for parents and teachers. Youth First Social Workers build caring relationships, […]

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