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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
Pike County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Pike County, contact Ellie Meade, Regional Development Officer.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Pike County, contact Ellie Meade, Regional Development Officer.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Pike County, contact Ellie Meade, Regional Development Officer.

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

Youth First Partner Schools

County Advocates

Lisa JohnsonJoe Dedman
David WaltzVance Hays

Pike 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 Pike County says about Youth First

The work you and Youth First are doing is truly saving lives. I am the current president of the School Board of Education here in Pike County, and in my years on the board I have seen many good causes come across my desk. Youth First is one that I am very proud to sponsor and very excited to see in the schools and community. I am enclosing my personal contribution to this very worthy program.

David P. WaltzPresident, Pike County School Corporation Board of Directors