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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
Vanderburgh County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Vanderburgh County, contact Julie Hoon, Vice President of Philanthropy.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Vanderburgh County, contact Julie Hoon, Vice President of Philanthropy.

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

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Vanderburgh County, contact Julie Hoon, Vice President of Philanthropy.

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

Youth First Partner Schools

Private, Independent and Charter School Partners

County Advocates

Jim BackJeff HappeJim Stratman
Angie BrawdyDennis LameyChristy Walker
Mark DailyCarol LynchPaul Weaver
Jeff DeigDan NiemeierCrystal Wildeman
Kyle FieldsKristi PeckBill Wooten
Kevin HammettMitch Schulz
Jim BackDan Niemeier
Angie BrawdyKristi Peck
Mark DailyMitch Schulz
Jeff DeigJim Stratman
Kyle FieldsChristy Walker
Kevin HammettPaul Weaver
Jeff HappeCrystal Wildeman
Dennis LameyBill Wooten
Carol Lynch

Vanderburgh News

By Mary Haas, MSW – July 23, 2019 Change is hard for most of us. We typically don’t welcome change fearlessly with arms wide open. Transitions are sometimes our greatest fear and can provoke anxiety, even in adults. When faced with changing schools, our child can share these same fears. Even though change is inevitably […]

By Aisha Givens, LCSW – July 16, 2019 Blended families or stepfamilies are more common than ever. These families form when two partners make a life together with children from previous relationships. When families blend, it is rarely a smooth or easy process. These new families often form after a death, divorce, or separation of […]

By Jenna Kruse, MSW – July 9, 2019 Technology has become a large part of our society; we depend on it to learn, inform, and connect with others daily. However, it can have negative effects as well.          Most of us probably know a young child who watches YouTube regularly. How often do we stop to […]

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What Vanderburgh County says about Youth First

I was talking to a 7-year old student about “safe places” and where to go if she is ever afraid. The little girl–her big brown eyes filled with emotion–said, “Miss Austin, if people can be safe places, you’re my safe place.”

Tiffany AustinYouth First Social Worker

You make my heart feel good.

Elementary School Studentto her Youth First Social Worker

I would have committed suicide had it not been for having my Youth First Social Worker there in my school my seventh grade year. Knowing that I had someone to go talk to, talk it out with, made all the difference in the world to me.

Middle School Student

I feel it is vitally important to have availability and access to Youth First Social Workers in all the schools and as many programs as possible. It literally saved my daughter’s life and provided me with a sounding board and a helping hand during the rough patches when I didn’t know where to turn.

JenniferParent of a Middle School Student

When I was in high school, I was dealing with problems at home and I had no interest in school. I was struggling with anxiety, depression and anger. I was making bad decisions until I was referred to my school’s Youth First Social Worker. I don’t think I would have graduated without her support.

SelenaFormer High School Student