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

What Perry County says about Youth First

“Hey, just wanted to tell you thank you so much for letting me express myself to you and actually listening to me and my problems. I am so grateful to have you at this school.”

Perry County Partners

The Edgar & Roberta Mulzer Foundation, Inc.

Joe & Golda Aders Education Foundation

Perry Calendar

April 22
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Silver Lining Gala Celebrating Youth First’s 25th Anniversary

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Youth First Partner Schools

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Perry News

Is Your Child Feeling Anxious?

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By Christine Weinzapfel-Hayden, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. Children are creatures of habit. They thrive in calm, consistent, predictable environments. When there is change for them, or even when they have the anticipation of change,…

Cell Phones: What are the Dangers for Your Child?

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By Dawn Tedrow, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. When I was younger, my parents knew who my friends were. They knew their parents, when I would be at their house, and what time I would be returning. If I decided to walk to a different friend’s…

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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By Ashley Underwood, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. How does one describe a traumatic event? Traumatic is defined as “emotionally disturbing or distressing,” which can vary from person to person, so that question has many answers. “Adverse…

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
Perry County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Perry County, contact Christina Nunley, Development Director.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Perry County, contact Christina Nunley, Development Director.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Perry County, contact Christina Nunley, Development Director.

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