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Our mission is to strengthen youth and families by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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

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Perry News

Helping Children Through Grief

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By Niki Walls, LSW - June 25, 2019 Death is a part of life, and grief comes along with it. Helping a child grieve and understand death can be very difficult. Psychiatrist Gail Saltz explains, “Children understand that death is bad,…

Building Character and the “Why” of it All

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By Brandy Terrell, LCSW - June 18, 2019 It is the strength and originality in a person’s nature that defines their character, according to Google Dictionary. Character is also made up of the mental or moral qualities that are distinctive…

Literacy is More Than Just Being Able to Read

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By Heather Miller, LCSW - June 11, 2019 “Why do we have to read every day?  It’s summer!” protests my son.  Amidst moans and groans, the steadfast rule remains – 20 minutes of reading out loud daily.  I grow tired…

Our Mission

Youth First’s mission is to strengthen youth and families by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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 Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

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  promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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 Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

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  promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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 Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

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