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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

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Dr. Trevor AppleEd FisherGary McClintic
Tom BosticSteve JohnsonRita Noble
Phil DeLongJennifer LambJohn Stalker
Jimmy EllisThomas LambJamey Sullivan
Brandy Terrell, MSW/LSW

Orange News

By Salita Brown, Oct. 19, 2018 – Addiction…overdose…death…all of these serious consequences have become synonymous with opioid use. Opioids are very powerful drugs that have received a lot of news coverage lately. However, through all of the coverage, the reason opioids have become so addictive has gotten lost. So, what exactly is an opioid?  Why […]

By Diane Braun, Oct. 3, 2018 – The month of October brings Red Ribbon Week, an event supported by the National Family Partnership as an anti-drug campaign.  Since 1986, this campaign has brought awareness to the general public about the dangers of drug abuse, including alcohol, prescription drugs and marijuana. Did you know the greatest […]

By Lori Powell, LCSW – September 25, 2018 – Throughout my life I have had the opportunity to meet people who have experienced multiple traumatic challenges in their lives. Some have been able to successfully work through their complicated issues, but others seem to have more difficulty managing their thoughts and emotions related to any […]

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